Book Reviews
January 1938

Synopsis of Digestive Diseases.

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By John L. Kantor, Ph.D., M.D. Price, $3.50. Pp. 302, with 40 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(1):223. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980070232022

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In this text, a well abbreviated study on digestive diseases is given. The author has drawn from his own clinical and roentgenologic experiences and has extracted the more succinct elements from the literature to compile a handy work dealing with all phases of the pathology of the alimentary tract and with conditions intimately related. He considers generally important laboratory methods used in gastro-enterology, then discusses the diseases of the alimentary tract from the oral cavity downward including the liver, biliary system and pancreas, and concludes with an outline of intestinal parasites. Other diseases causing gastrointestinal symptoms are mentioned.

The consideration of each disease is well outlined as to definition, etiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. There are numerous illustrations, diets, charts and statistics to augment descriptions; all done in a brief yet thorough manner.

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