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January 19, 1924

Chirurgie des voies biliaires.

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Par Henri Hartmann, Professeur de clinique chirurgicale. Avec la collaboration de Boppe, Hautefort, Petit-Dutaillis, Renaud, Ulhrich et Virenque. Paper. Price, 30 francs, net. Pp. 356, with 89 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1923.

JAMA. 1924;82(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290062034

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This work is devoted for the most part to the study, from the anatomic, pathologic, clinical and surgical points of view, of the inflammatory conditions involving the gallbladder and their sequelae. The anatomic work is based on a large number of necropsies of the variations in size, shape, position and blood supply of the gallbladder, with especial reference to the surgical possibilities. The portion of the work dealing with the pathologic conditions involving the biliary bladder is by far the outstanding feature of the book. Here the questions of the manner of origin of gallstones and the pathogenesis of the various types of cholecystitis are critically reviewed from both the clinical and the experimental point of view; there are excellent illustrations of the various types of cholecystitis. The chapters on the symptomatology, diagnosis and surgical treatment of bile tract disease contain many case records and are well done, not only

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