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August 9, 1924

Der Darmverschluss und die sonstigen Wegstörungen des Darmes.

Author Affiliations

Von Prof. Dr. W. Braun, Chirurgischer Direktor am Städtischen Krankenhause in Friedrichshain, und Dr. W. Wortmann, Ehemaliger Oberarzt am Städtischen Krankenhause im Friedrichshain. Unter Mitarbeit von Dr. N. Brasch, Oberarzt am Städtischen Krankenhause im Friedrichshain. Paper. Price, $14.30. Pp. 717, with 315 illustrations. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1924.

JAMA. 1924;83(6):465-466. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060069038

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This is a large and detailed treatise on the entire subject of ileus, originally planned and begun by Braun, many years ago. He selected as his co-workers Wortmann and Brasch, who are internists, in order that the subject might be handled in a broad manner. The volume reminds one of Wilms' classical monograph, which appeared sixteen years ago, and the authors have attempted to bring out the changes and progress that have developed during these years. The subject matter is divided into four main parts. The first part, written by Braun, deals with general pathology and general symptomatology. The second part, on special pathology, considers the various types of intestinal obstruction separately, and under each type discusses the etiology, pathology and symptoms in detail, including statistics. Some of these chapters are written by Braun, others by Braun and Brasch, while Worthmann alone contributed those on intussusception; obturation ileus; acquired strictures;

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