October 1940

Maladies de l'intestin.

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Volume IV. By R. Bensaude, with the collaboration of A. Cain, A. Lambling, J. Rachet, A. Bensaude, F. Bertillon, Massot, and E. Sidi. Price, 90 francs. Pp. 374, with 97 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(4):1009. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190160228018

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This is the fourth volume of a series on "Diseases of the Intestine" prepared by R. Bensaude with the aid of many collaborators. This volume includes a discussion of hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pruritus ani, hemorrhoids and angiomas in infants, hemorrhagicopurulent rectocolitis, inflammatory rectal strictures and anorectal actinomycosis. Each subject is presented in the usual fashion, including discussion of etiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and the like. All chapters are well illustrated. More than half of the monograph is devoted to a discussion of hemorrhoids.

The material is presented more from a practical medical point of view than from a surgical one. The authors include very little bibliographic data, most of the material being based on their own observations, and they present nothing particularly new. Nevertheless, the simple and practical discussions of their personal experiences, which are based on the clinical methods used in France, probably justify this volume, particularly from an

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