October 1935

Chirurgie du pancréas.

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By P. Brocq and S. Miginiac. Price, 75 francs. Pp. 427, with 74 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1934.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;56(4):831-832. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00170020226010

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The authors have completed an excellent monographic exposition of the injuries to, and surgical diseases of, the pancreas. The book is written in an admirable style with no tinge of lucubration, and the various surgical disorders of the pancreas are treated systematically in the accepted textbook fashion. The abundant but compendious observations on the histories of cases appropriately demonstrating the diverse clinical manifestation of each disease deserve unmitigated approbation. Although the illustrations in themselves are surprisingly deficient in artistic excellence, nevertheless they are adequately elucidative and sufficiently representative. Showing a keen sense of proportion, the authors have devoted over half the volume to the more common acute and chronic inflammatory diseases and allocated the remainder to traumas, cysts, syphilis, tuberculosis, lithiasis, fistulas, malignant tumors, and anomalies of the pancreas.

In the discussion of pancreatic injury the authors call attention to its apparent rarity in observation and to the actual infrequency

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