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July 1969

Physiological Principles of Gastric Surgery.

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USA Washington, DC

Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(1):125-126. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300170127046

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The author states that he has attempted to emphasize the selection and improvisation of new and better operative procedures as well as the prevention and treatment of the undesirable sequelae of gastric operations. He has achieved his purpose in this very fine monograph which is well arranged and presented in eight clear, concise, easy-to-read chapters.

In the first section, gross and histological anatomy of the stomach are reviewed. The second covers the subject of gastric secretion and motility and the various tests for the measurement of gastric secretion. Separate chapters are devoted to the discussion of duodenal, gastric, and stomal ulcers, and surgical recommendations are made for each. There is a very lucid presentation of endocrine influences and other extragastric factors on the production of ulcers, with particular emphasis on the noninsulin producing islet-cell tumors of the pancreas. The immediate and late complications of gastric operations as well as

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