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November 9, 1929

Practice of Surgery: Clinical, Diagnostic, Operative, Postoperative.

JAMA. 1929;93(19):1497-1498. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710190069039

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This volume is devoted to the thyroid, stomach and duodenum, and spleen. In the first two chapters is included an extensive review of the diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Headings include anatomy, physiology, etiology, pathology, symptoms and treatment. The author has ironed out fairly well the confusions in classification so frequently found in discussions on the thyroid. The subject of hyperthyroidism is particularly well presented; the following chapters comprise the work on the stomach and duodenum—the relationship of the physiology of the stomach and duodenum to gastric and duodenal surgery, cardiospasm, gastric wounds, infection and hemorrhage, gastric ulcer, congenital hypertrophic stenosis, tumors, surgery of the duodenum, and surgery of the spleen. The reader passes from one chapter to another, covering unrelated topics, without realizing the number of contributors responsible for the material presented. The illustrations are excellent, particularly those dealing with surgical technic—a most necessary feature in any

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