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June 27, 1931

Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Digestive System.

JAMA. 1931;96(26):2229. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720520057029

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Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Digestive System. By L. Winfield Kohn, M.D., F.A.C.P., Chief of the Clinic of Gastro-Enterology, Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia. Volume II. Cloth. Price, $12 per set of 2 volumes. Pp. 575-1125, with 178 illustrations. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1930.

This covers the whole domain of diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract. There are many illustrations, a fairly large bibliography and many good diagrams. The chapters dealing with physiology, especially the chapter on nervous control, history taking and examination, are excellent. A large section is devoted to extragastric conditions giving rise to symptoms referable to the gastro-intestinal tract. The second half of the last volume is devoted to consideration of dietary and other forms of treatment, food values, rôle of vitamins, lists of diets, prescriptions, feedings by tube, nutrient enemas, colonic irrigation and biliary drainage. While the subject matter may appear to be covered completely, and in

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