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August 26, 1950

Actualités chirurgicales 1949

JAMA. 1950;143(17):1528-1529. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520070036

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This book deals with the activities of the surgical clinic of the Cochin Hospital under the professorship of Jean Quénu. The various sections are written by members of the staff. Twenty subjects are discussed: the blood bank, venous thrombosis, osteoperiositis, diaphysial fractures, treatment of hiccups, diaphragmatic hernia, carcinoma of the esophagus, carcinoma of the cardia, results with gastrectomies, tuberculosis of the cecum, total colectomy, carcinoma of the transverse colon, hydatid cyst, carcinoma of the ampulla of vater, splenectomy, ovariectomy, vaginal fibromas, the menopause, retroperitoneal tumors and inguinal hernias.

The section on diaphragmatic hernia stresses the importance of associated anemia found with herniation of the stomach into the thoracic cavity. This section is well written and includes some interesting case reports. Both the medical and surgical aspects of this condition are discussed. The chapter on carcinoma of the esophagus includes illustrations of the blood supply of that organ. The esophagus is

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