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August 15, 1925

Diagnostik und Therapie der Magenkrankheiten.

JAMA. 1925;85(7):540. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670070060038

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This edition is replete with many changes and additions. A short chapter describes the parts of the stomach, giving the "Magenstrasse" full consideration. The article on peptic ulcer has been rewritten, and that on carcinoma considerably altered. There are many new reproductions of roentgenograms. The duodenal tube is described for the first time. Too much stress is laid on chronic gastritis. Many conditions which American clinicians would call colitis or atypical cholecystitis might fit in the author's description of chronic gastritis. The chapter on gastric syphilis, while larger than before, fails to give a concrete description of the symptomatology. American writers have described the condition freely and have established an almost definite combination of symptoms and signs that can readily suggest gastric syphilis. In fact, references to American authors on this subject are scanty. Nervous dyspepsia hardly appears to be a clinical entity but still is so described. It is

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