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August 1953

Medical Clinics of North America: Symposium from Chicago on Gastrointestinal Diseases.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(2):298. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240200148026

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This book comprises 19 separate monographs. It is relatively small in size for the vast amount of informative material it contains. As stated in the foreword, by N. C. Gilbert, M.D., it is of daily value for the general practitioner but with material cf interest to the specialist in medicine and surgery.

  • The gastrointestinal tract proper is appropriately introduced by a chapter on functional disorders by Walter C. Alvarez, M.D. The examining physician will be alerted by the patient's presenting complaint as to the possible etiology, and then, if organic cause is ruled out, he can profitably return to this section for ideas on successful treatment.

  • The management of massive gastric hemorrhage (by Stuyvesant Butler, M.D.) and of peptic ulcer (by Frank C. Valdez, M.D.) are in each case the currently accepted conservative medical management with many additional suggestions.

  • Gastritis (by M. A. Spellberg, M.D. and Lester Baker, M.D.) is an

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