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March 1922

DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEIR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;29(3):402. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110030127011

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Abstract

The third edition of this book is a comprehensive volume devoted to disorders of the entire gastro-intestinal tract—the plan of work following the physiologic path from the mouth downward. The usual diseases are treated clearly and fully, with full descriptions of the various laboratory and chemical procedures and their interpretation, many of which the general practitioner has never heard of—but with many of which he should be familiar. In general, the material is presented in a form resembling that of Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine," with definitions, etiology, pathology, symptoms, prognosis and treatment under separate headings. Colored plates, engravings and roentgenograms are used liberally to augment descriptions. Dietetic principles in health and disease, the high caloric feeding for typhoid; vitamins— their importance and distribution, and the functional disturbances of the nervous system, vagotonia and sympathecotonia, are clearly and fully discussed. Throughout the book are tables and paragraphs giving a

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