February 1943

The Surgery of Pancreatic Tumors.

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By Alexander Brunschwig. Pp. 397, 123 illustrations and 1 color plate. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(2):299-300. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210020165015

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Written with the view of dealing with relatively few facts in a newly developed field," and thus serving "to stimulate further work in this field," this mongraph represents the author's attempt to record the cumulative "experiences in the surgery of all types of pancreatic tumors." The book is divided into twentyseven chapters, the first few of which are devoted to the historical development of the subject; the embryologic, anatomic and physiologic aspects of the pancreas; experimental studies; diagnostic procedures, and preoperative and postoperative care. Four chapters are concerned with benign and with malignant pancreatic cysts and four chapters with benign and with malignant tumors of the ampulla of Vater. The remaining chapters deal with solid tumors of the pancreas, especially the malignant forms. An extensive bibliography arranged alphabetically is placed at the end of the book. The illustrations, consisting of photographs and line drawings, are profuse, well selected and instructitve.

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