December 1940

Clinical Roentgenology of the Alimentary Tract.

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By Jacob Buckstein, M.D., Visiting Roentgenologist (Alimentary Tract Division), Bellevue Hospital, New York; Consultant in Gastroenterology, Central Islip Hospital. Price, $10.00, cloth. Pp. 652, with 525 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1940.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(6):1357. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190180169015

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This volume, by a roentgenologist with experience in roentgenology of the alimentary tract of twenty years at Bellevue Hospital in New York, is the latest contribution to gastroenterology and roentgenology. In general, the work is fairly complete and includes sufficient detailed description of functional and organic changes of the alimentary tract to serve as an approach to the best means of roentgenographic diagnosis in actual clinical practice. An effort has been made throughout to correlate etiologic and pathologic observations with the characteristic roentgen observations.

Attention has been devoted to the variations in the roentgen appearances of the normal organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Of value is the author's consideration of differential diagnosis relative to each clinical condition. Throughout the book points of importance are stressed by the use of italics. Brief reports and reproductions of roentgenograms of illustrative cases are included.

The book, consisting of fifty-eight chapters, is divided into

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