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August 1910

The Pancreas: Its Surgery and Pathology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1910;VI(2):231-232. doi:10.1001/archinte.1910.00050300112010

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The scope of this work is far broader than its title implies. The authors deal very fully with the anatomy, comparative anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, pathology and chemical pathology of the pancreas, and then take up the general symptomatology and diagnosis, followed by a discussion of injuries to the gland, and its diseases. In the general part of the book the diseases of the pancreas are all described at great length and from every point of view, and again, in quite as much detail, in the special part. This needless repetition swells the book to about twice its natural size.

The clinical and surgical part of the book is excellent. Robson, it will be remembered, was a pioneer in the surgery of the pancreas, and the fruits of his wide experience are well displayed. Too much credit cannot be given him for his discovery of the frequency of chronic pancreatitis exists

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