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October 26, 1907

Diseases of the Stomach.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(17):1456-1457. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530170050020

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This work is clearly and concisely written, and the translator has done his work well. English readers must be congratulated on having access at last to this authoritative work, which has been popular in Germany for some time. There are other works on this subject which are larger and more encyclopedic in scope, but none in which every statement is better digested or better represents the mature judgment of a painstaking observer and student. So well balanced is the book that it is difficult to find any one part which is either especially praiseworthy or open to criticism. At first glance it would seem that too much space is devoted to general considerations of diagnosis and treatment; for less than half the pages are devoted to special diagnosis and therapeutics or the description of individual diseases of the stomach. But when the book is read consecutively from cover to cover

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