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April 1926

The Stomach and Upper Alimentary Canal in Health and Disease.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;37(4):596. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120220146011

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The first five chapters of this book contain much practical information relative to conditions of the mouth, tongue, teeth, salivary glands, tonsils and pharynx. In the following chapter the various disorders of the esophagus are discussed briefly and their treatment is outlined. Eight chapters are devoted to the stomach. Its physiology is described and the pathology, symptoms and treatment of its organic and functional diseases are carefully considered. In the last three chapters of the book the author discusses aerophagy, under-nutrition, and the rôle of hepatic and pancreatic disease in digestive disorders.

In all the book may be said to be well worth reading. It is designed for students and practitioners of medicine. It is extremely practical and concise, and is not overloaded with theory and detail. The indications for the surgical treatment of peptic ulcer are definitely listed as are those for the medical treatment in which the author

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