February 1941

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Esophagus.

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By P. P. Vinson, M.D. Price, $4.00. Pp. 206. Springfield, Ill., and Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(2):470. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200020232016

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This book meets a long-felt need for a short, concise description of diseases involving the esophagus. While several excellent books dealing with diseases of the esophagus are available, they include the entire field of pulmonary and esophageal diseases, and a great portion of such books deal with the technical phases of esophagoscopy and surgical procedures. The author has dealt with the subject in a manner that is very readable and understandable, both to the specialist and to the general practitioner. He has made a special effort to describe the various types of esophageal disease and the forms of treatment in the most simple and understandable way. He has included numerous excellent illustrations to show the various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

The author has had an unusual experience with the various forms of esophageal disease and has stressed the various pitfalls that may be encountered in diagnosis and treatment. While many

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