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September 3, 1927

Diseases of the Intestines.

JAMA. 1927;89(10):813. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100075036

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It is probably not exaggeration to say that this is one of the best descriptions of the diseases of the intestines that has appeared for many years. What recommends it is its systematic orderly arrangement, the sound and practical manner of presentation of the subject and what appeals to the physician for whom it is written, a detailed discussion of differential diagnosis. In all textbooks on diseases of the intestines there always appears a lot of discussion of various types of intestinal dyspepsias due to disturbances in the type of food intake and output, the kind of organisms guilty of instigating various types of intestinal diseases, and indefinite description of a still more indefinite condition vaguely called autointoxication. While there may be some excuse for this in a discussion of pathogenesis, in clinical medicine unfortunately one cannot put much of this information to use. As this book is written for

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