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This is the second volume of a three volume manual on internal medicine by the Viennese internist Ernst Lauda. It covers the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus, including the biliary system and the pancreas and, in addition, infections of the peritoneum and diseases of the hematopoietic system. Although there is no preface to this volume, it is obvious from a perusal of the contents that its aim is to present in systematic form a discussion of the different types of disease which may attack each part of the systems covered in the volume. In the case of important organs such as the stomach, liver and pancreas, the description of the clinical manifestations is preceded by a lucid survey of the underlying anatomic and physiologic facts, and there is also a discussion of the various functional and other laboratory tests which are of value in
Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin. JAMA. 1950;144(1):75–76. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920010077032
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