October 1932

Pain in the Pleura, Pericardium and Peritoneum: A Clinical Study.

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By Joseph A. Capps, M.D., with the collaboration of George H. Coleman, M.D. With an Introduction by Anton J. Carlson, M.D., Ph.D. Macmillan Medical Monograph Series. Price, $3. Pp. 99. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(4):648. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150170140018

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This monograph consists of a description of concise experiments in the production of pain in the pleura, pericardium and peritoneum with accurate localization of direct and referred pain. The localization is charted and described. In addition, there are clinical reports with case examples of pain, the typical reference of which is explained by the authors' experimental results.

The experimental work is objective, and the experiments themselves are clear-cut and conclusive. The book is valuable for its physiologic and anatomic explanation of referred pain. Its clinical application is one of almost daily experience; the contents deserve the widest dissemination among students and practitioners.

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