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July 8, 1950

Colecistitis cronicas no calculosas

JAMA. 1950;143(10):936. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910450076034

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This book presents a collection of papers by prominent gastroenterologists in South America, North America, Spain and France. The papers cover all phases of chronic noncalculous cholecystitis. It is the result of the first Pan-American Congress of Gastroenterology, which took place in Buenos Aires in July, 1948.

The subject was covered minutely; each man attending the meeting presented a paper concerning his own particular field of interest. For this reason the book is of practical value to the gastroenterologist, the internist, the general or abdominal surgeon and the general practitioner.

Although the book does not report anything new in the field of diagnosis or treatment of this disease, it offers an excellent exposition of all the procedures available. It is written in Spanish but has some résumés in English. It is printed on good quality paper; the type is large, clear and easy to read; the illustrations are numerous and

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