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These two volumes compose an exhaustive treatise on maladies affecting the epigastric region. (The pancreas is included in a separate volume.) The work is richly illustrated with nine hundred and three roentgenograms and four hundred and thirteen diagrams. Emphasis is placed on the importance of detailed, accurate history taking and thorough physical examination as aids to exact diagnosis. Contents include discussion of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, cancer and gallbladder disorders. The perivisceral syndromes, dyspepsias (allergic, menstrual, nervous), hemorrhages, gastritis and duodenitis, avitaminosis, gastric crisis and malformations of the diaphragm and stomach also are discussed. Treatment is outlined in each section. This treatise should be useful to internists who read French. The sections on gastroscopy are limited. In general, however, there is a wealth of detail. The major criticism of the book is its length. The emphasis, from the diagnostic point of view, is far more detailed than the
Les syndromes douloureux de la région épigastrique. JAMA. 1941;117(8):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820340080035
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