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November 28, 1914

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Digestive Diseases. A Practical Treatise for Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1973. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220083039

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This book is of much interest, especially because it was written by one living in the South, whence few medical monographs of its size come. The author states in the preface that he has attempted a concise, easily intelligible description of the diagnostic methods employed by stomach specialists and an exhaustive discussion of general and special therapy applied to diseases of the stomach and bowels. He has succeeded in making easily intelligible descriptions, but has not been concise. His best work is in the discussion of treatment. While the student or practitioner can gain many ideas in regard to diagnostic methods and treatment from this book, it cannot take the place of more authoritative or encyclopedic works on this subject as, for example, those of Boas, Einhorn or Hemmeter. A sufficient number of pages are devoted to the chemical and physical examination of the stomach and intestines and their contents,

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