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January 29, 1927

Chirurgie de l'estomac. (Première partie.)

JAMA. 1927;88(5):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680310057033

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This, the sixth volume of the Travaux de chirurgie, is devoted to surgery of the stomach. It is written by the venerable dean of French surgery, Henri Hartmann, in collaboration with several co-workers. It reflects the experience and the opinions of a master surgeon, himself one of the pioneers in the field of surgery. There are chapters on diagnosis, operative technic and such conditions as peptic-jejunal ulcer and malignant and benign tumors of the stomach. An exhaustive bibliography adds much to the value of the book. Hartmann feels that if the surgeon wishes to be more than the barber of yesterday he must master the symptomatology of gastric disease. The surgeon has an advantage over the internist in that he can verify his observations on the operating table, whereas the latter sees his errors only at the autopsy. He regrets the modern tendency of relying on the laboratory aids almost

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