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This fascicle completes the gastro-intestinal canal, No. XIII taking up the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach. Most of the contributors are well known. A trifle more than half the total space is devoted to intestinal diseases in general, including constipation, diarrhea, ileus, appendicitis, tuberculosis and tumors. The account of ancylostomiasis is admirable, as might be expected from its author, Perroncito, who has devoted especial attention to it for more than forty years. Other notable sections are those on examination of the feces, by Gaultier, who published a large work on the same topic as far back as 1907, and the final one on the rectosigmoid diseases by Bensaude. The latter points out that this account is a novelty in French treatises on medicine. The attempt to cover all affections from the pylorus to the anus in less than 600 pages may be said to be very satisfactory. When operative treatment
Nouveau traité de médecine. JAMA. 1925;84(20):1517. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660460053039
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