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August 20, 1927

A Handbook of Diseases of the Stomach.

JAMA. 1927;89(8):641. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690080073039

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In this monograph, few references to the literature are given and there is no bibliography. The author does not seem to have a great deal of faith in most modern methods of diagnosis of gastric conditions, that is, in the usual test meals and in roentgenography, nor does he emphasize as he should the great importance of an accurate and complete history. A rather indefinite discussion of various syndromes associated with abnormal subjective symptoms referable to the stomach or with abnormal gastric secretion follows some introductory remarks on the physiology of the stomach, clinical examination of the patient, laboratory tests, diet and dietetics and a consideration of certain therapeutic measures in which many of the most generally accepted medicinal agents are severely criticized. Gastric ulcer is then taken up at some length followed by discussion of motor insufficiency, carcinoma and other tumors of the stomach and gastric symptoms and extragastric

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