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August 5, 1950

Lehrbuch der Verdauungskrankheiten

JAMA. 1950;143(14):1293. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910490071032

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If one may judge by the appearance of the present volume, the German publishing industry is rapidly regaining its prewar status as producers of well printed medical textbooks. Professor Henning, who is the director of the Würzburg Polyclinic, and his former associate, radiologist Dr. Walther Baumann, have collaborated to write a textbook on gastroenterology which is much more complete than the usual volume.on this subject because it includes disorders of the pancreas, liver and salivary glands as well as of the gastrointestinal tract proper. Although written in a succinct and condensed form, the subject matter is well covered. After a preliminary single page in which the anatomy and physiology of the organ is reviewed, clinical features including diagnosis, symptomatology, course and methods of treatment are outlined in sufficient detail.

The subject matter in general is sound and up-to-date, including the more important contributions of American workers during recent years. Statements

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