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March 7, 1977

Surgery of Peptic Ulcer

JAMA. 1977;237(10):1010. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270370082038

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The contents of this volume, one of the series of Major Problems in Clinical Surgery, covers far more than just the bare surgical aspects of peptic ulcers. It is a volume that delves into all of the medical aspects surrounding peptic ulcers, including history, medical treatment, surgical complications, and theories of ulcer developments. In short, if one were to read this volume thoroughly and retain what he read, he would be considered the absolute and final authority on peptic ulcer in his circle of acquaintance. It is informative, yet interesting and easily read. It is well indexed so that topics are easily found, and bibliographies are at the end of each chapter.

Approximately the first two thirds of the book relate to duodenal ulcer and the last third to gastric ulcer. The author does not slight the subject of gastric ulcer in any way, but he uses to advantage and