March 1941

Injection Treatment of Hernia, Hydrocele, Ganglion, Hemorrhoids, Prostate Gland, Angioma, Varicocele, Varicose Veins, Bursae and Joints.

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By Penn Riddle, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. Price, $5.50. Pp. 290, with 153 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1940.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(3):705. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200030235018

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A practical book on injection treatment undoubtedly is timely. Riddle has had considerable experience with the operative treatment of various disorders as well as with the injection method of treatment of the same disturbances, and for this reason he is peculiarly suited to the evaluation of both methods of treatment. He states the belief that the injection treatment is not applicable in all cases, and he strives to show under what conditions it is, in his experience, indicated.

In this readable book, which is attractively arranged and well illustrated, Riddle discusses the indications and contraindications for the injection treatment of hernia, hydrocele, ganglion, hemorrhoids, conditions of the prostate gland, angioma, varicocele, varicose veins, bursae and diseases of the joints. The anatomic considerations involved and the technic of injection for the treatment of these disturbances are well described and illustrated, and the applicability of the various sclerosing solutions is discussed with

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