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March 26, 1932

Diseases of the Stomach.

JAMA. 1932;98(13):1110. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730390064031

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The author has written a short book in which the more important points relevant to the etiology, morbid anatomy, symptomatology, physical examination, laboratory observations, roentgen manifestations and prognosis of the various diseases of the stomach are discussed. The sections on treatment are particularly good; they contain useful prescriptions and from time to time the author's individual methods of procedure. Illustrative cases encountered by the author are effectively interspersed. In the treatment of cardiospasm, no mention is made of the use of esophageal bougies. The last chapter is devoted to the chemical methods of value in the diagnosis of gastric disease; the Wohlgemuth test for pancreatic function and the van den Bergh test are included. Unfortunately, the histamine test, so useful in the differentiation of spurious or functional achlorhydria from true achlorhydria, is omitted. While on the whole the book is written in a clear, direct style, the author at times

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