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This edition, while retaining the original plan of the work, has been revised and brought down to date. The opening chapter deals briefly with the anatomy and physiology of the stomach. Methods of examination are gone over, a hundred pages of the book being devoted to this subject. The various test meals are given and their value and significance stated. A chapter is devoted to diet in diseases of the stomach and the great and growing importance attached to this means of treatment, both prophylactic and curative, is dwelt on. After dealing with the general means of local treatment in stomach diseases the various affections, both organic and functional, are taken up. The author speaks in no uncertain tone of the valuelessness of the so-called digestants and digestive ferments, for which so much is claimed by their manufacturers. "I have entirely abandoned the use of pepsin," he says, "and greatly
Diseases of the Stomach. A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(12):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520380071028