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June 2, 1945

Clinical Lectures on the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

JAMA. 1945;128(5):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220077041

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In his preface to the book Dr. Weiss states that these lectures as presented are to be regarded as a guide in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. This is indeed the key to the book. Starting with the basic formulas of medicine the reader is led through anatomy, physiology and thence to history taking and the physical examination of the patient. Then after a section on radiology comes an evaluation of the discussion of clinical material on diseases of the gallbladder. Treatment of the subject is complete, clear and comprehensive as to etiology, pathology, diagnosis and therapy. Stress is laid on the fact that therapy must be individualized and that frequently other organs are involved in gallbladder disease. Thus mention is made of arthritis, the pancreas and so on. The book is as adequate a treatise as any available, and it is to be recommended as an addition

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