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January 19, 1924

Habitual Constipation, Its Causes, Consequences, Prevention and Rational Treatment. Set Forth in Non Technical Language.

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By Ismar Boas, M.D., Professor of Medicine in Berlin. Translated by Thomas L. Stedman, M.D. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 299. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1923.

JAMA. 1924;82(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290063040

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This was written for the layman to supplement the physician's advice and render it intelligible, so that the patient will follow the physician's direction with docility and good will. The author believes that a roentgen-ray examination affords an indispensable means of determining the true character of the disturbance, and that chronic constipation is a disease that need not exist if it is combated with sufficient energy and understanding.

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