By Martin E. Rehfuss, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Cloth. Price, $12. Pp. 1236 with 519 illustrations, some in colors. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1927.
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This volume deals entirely with diseases of the stomach and diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract in which definite gastric symptoms occur. The embryology, anatomy and physiology of the organ are considered briefly and in light of recent theories and research. Much of the author's original experimentation is included. Brief chapters are given to the consideration of special diagnostic procedures such as roentgen-ray examination. The consideration of clinical methods of diagnosis is, on the other hand, exhaustive. Several chapters in the book have been contributed by specialists in fields in which the technic or knowledge required for competency necessitates special training or experimentation.
The last half of the volume is given to the pure clinical description of gastric diseases. The author apparently feels the inaccuracy of the terminology employed in classifying many of these diseases. While adhering to the prevalent nomenclature, which as we know is not consistent in many instances
Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Stomach, with an Introduction to Practical Gastro-Enterology.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(6):927. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130180160014