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March 1936

Traité de gastroscopie et de pathologie endoscopique de l'estomac.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(3):647-648. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170070172022

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This monograph, an excellent review of gastroscopy, is divided into three parts. The first part contains a dissertation on the history of the instruments and methods, the anatomy of the stomach, instrumentation, orientation and contraindications; the second part deals with the physiologic and morphologic features of the normal stomach as seen gastroscopically, and the third part includes a discussion of the various diseases of the stomach, functional as well as organic.

Moutier presents the material clearly and briefly. He correlates the normal and pathologic, emphasizing a preliminary appreciation of the normal. He appreciates that gastroscopy supplements other methods of clinical study and should be employed when indicated. He shows how the gastroscopic investigations can be correlated with the patient's history and the results of physical examination, roentgen studies and other laboratory studies. Many good roentgenograms and gastroscopic plates are included in the monograph to illustrate findings in various disorders of

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