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February 4, 1933

The Colon, Rectum and Anus.

JAMA. 1933;100(5):363-364. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740050059042

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This book covers the diseases of the entire colon, rectum and anal regions in a clear and comprehensive manner, with an inclusive bibliography. The first three chapters are devoted to the anatomy, physiology and developmental abnormalities, with especial reference to their clinical manifestations. Volvulus, intussusception and diverticulosis are described briefly yet accurately. The chapters on chronic ulcerative colitis and parasitic diseases of the large intestine are especially noteworthy. The illustrations and roentgenograms are clear and instructive. The vaccine treatment is stressed, but other therapeutic measures do not receive adequate attention, especially the beneficial results obtained by ileostomy and colectomy. Amebiasis is discussed from various points of view and the therapeutic agents are evaluated. The field of proctology is given a thorough and exhaustive consideration, although the absence of illustrations of proctoscopic observations is to be regretted. The general treatment of the conditions encountered by the proctologist and the internist is

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