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August 21, 1926

Leçons de pathologie digestive.

JAMA. 1926;87(8):611. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680080077041

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It is true especially of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs that careful assembling of the results of examinations in a variety of fields greater than usual is necessary. The isolation and identification of bacteria, microscopic examination of stools and the stomach content, roentgen-ray and chemical examinations as well as tests utilizing methods and apparatus of pure physics are all employed. There is, moreover, great need for careful judgment in estimating the relative importance of the information obtained in these many ways. Editions of the five preceding volumes were quickly exhausted. Of especial interest among the eighteen lectures in the present volume are those concerned in the presence and significance of leukocytes in the gastric juice, demonstration of the secretory activity of the stomach in digesting capsules containing bismuth or other substances opaque to the roentgen ray, syphilis of the stomach, hemorrhages with cirrhosis of the

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