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The third edition of Dr. Zweigs' treatise on diseases of the stomach and intestines contains, as new features, the recasting of the article on methods of examination and treatment, and a rewriting of the chapters on ulcer, and putrefactive and fermentative diarrheas. The author takes a rational view of his subject, and describes it clearly and simply. Subjects like chronic gastritis, which is, after all, uncommon, and nervous dyspepsia seem to be accorded more space than their importance would warrant. This, however, is a question. The writer speaks of disinfection of the bowel with boric acid lavage and salicylic acid; the value of this proceedure will probably not receive much proof. It would be interesting to know just how frequently a dorsal pressure point in peptic ulcer occurs in the experience of American physicians, and compare it with the frequency in the experience of German authors; Zweig finds it fairly
Lehrbuch der Magen- und Darmkrankheiten. JAMA. 1924;82(9):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650350075046
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