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December 30, 1911

Diseases of the Stomach, with Special Reference to Treat ment.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2162-2163. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120352035

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The utility of the present work to the busy practitioner is greatly enhancedfact that no space is wasted W considin the of historicalhistoricaltic discstions or theoretic discussions having no practical bearing on treatment. After breif chapters on physiology and laboratory methods of examination, the author takes up the discussion of general method of treatment, to which about one-third of the book is devoted. Individual disease are next considered; and here again the greater amount of space is given to the neuroses and functional conditions, together with gastritis. The work is completed by short chapters on gastric ulcer, hemorrhage, syphilis, tuberculosis, carcinoma and other tumors. In the general sections on treatment, considerable attention is given to massage, electricity and the use of minearl waters. The indications for surgical intervention are thoroughly discussed in a separate chapter. The treatment of enteroptosis by mechanical support receives especial attention and the technic of applying

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