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July 1950

Die Erkrankungen des Darmes.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(1):164. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230130186016

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This book represents a cursory review of the author's experiences during thirty years of the practice of gastroenterology. In his 253 page book he includes discussions on all the diseases of the entire digestive tract, including appendicitis and hemorrhoids. The entire volume is made up of his own experiences, and there is no appended bibliography. The book includes material on the anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract, and the author devotes a good deal of space to the problem of nutrition. The first section of the book also includes methods of investigation.

The second section includes chapters on enteritis and colitis, autointoxication, enteroptosis, causes of diarrhea, constipation and nervous disturbances of the bowel. To illustrate the cursory nature of the discussions, one must point out that in this section only nine pages are devoted to the subject of ulcerative colitis and seven to cancer of the intestine. The third

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