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August 18, 1906

The Examination of the Function of the Intestines, by Means of the Test-Diet, Its Application in Medical Practice and Its Diagnostic and Therapeutic Value.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520070060025

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This little book should be studied by every practitioner who is not fully informed of the latest methods of examining patients suffering from diseases of the intestines. The book is well written and well translated; the statements are clear and it is full of ideas that are fresh. The author attempts to do for diseases of the intestines by the study of the feces what has been done for diseases of the stomach by the study of its content after a test meal has been administered. He insists that the test meal is as necessary to standardize the content of the intestine as it is in studying diseases of the stomach. He describes the test meal which he has found best and the number of simple chemical tests which throw light on the pathologic condition of the intestinal tract, and also describes fully the results of microscopic examinations which are

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