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March 17, 1928

Affections of the Stomach.

JAMA. 1928;90(11):880. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690380064041

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Here is a much desired book on diseases of the stomach. It is practical and unattended by any frills that might represent the author as riding a particular hobby. Proper stress is laid where it should be. There is a concise description of the anatomy and physiology of the stomach, and laboratory, physical and roentgenologic methods of examination. The author leaves little doubt as to his opinion, although he is not loath to give the opinions of others. There are extensive citations from the literature. The author's extensive experience with ulcer reflects itself in the masterly way in which the subject is portrayed. In collaboration with Dr. Berg on the surgical treatment, the author emphasizes the trend of resection replacing gastro-enterostomy as the best way of coping with this difficult subject. With Dr. Kardiner, the nervous disturbances of the stomach are outlined in an understandable fashion. Dr. Samuel J. Goldfarb,

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