September 1938

Les recto-colites ulcéreuses de cause inconnue.

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By Jean Coste, Ancien Externe des Hôpitaux de Paris. Price, 26 francs. Pp. 116. Paris: Gaston Doin & Cie, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(3):541-542. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180140188012

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This is a review of the subject of ulcerative colitis. The author groups the various ulcerative intestinal conditions other than tuberculosis and amebiasis under this general heading. The monograph is largely a review of the experiences of others, with the exception of a short final chapter on treatment with vitamin A. While the material constitutes an excellent review of the subject, the order of presentation is different from that usually employed in this country. The subject is handled as follows: The first chapter is on the history; the second is an introduction to the subject; the third is a clinical study, including a series of reports of cases; the fourth concerns the physical examination; the fifth, the clinical forms of the disease; the sixth, complications; the seventh, diagnosis; the eighth, pathologic anatomy; the ninth, etiology and pathogenesis, and the tenth, treatment. In the chapter on the history of ulcerative colitis

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