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October 7, 1905

Abdominal Pain. Its Causes and Clinical Significance.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(15):1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510150067026

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This is a most interesting monograph on the diagnosis of diseases within the abdomen. Pain is the chief symptom in most of these diseases and therefore has been considered in great detail by this author. The early chapters in the book are devoted to a consideration of the distribution of nerves to the organs within the abdomen and to the walls of the abdomen, and to the general causes of pain.

Pain in affections of the alimentary tract, liver, bile ducts, pancreas, urinary system, reproductive organs, spleen, aorta, etc., is treated of in succeeding chapters. The last chapters are devoted to a regional pain and will be of much assistance to the practitioner in locating the organ which gives rise to pain. The subject of differential diagnosis is fully discussed. Although pain is the chief symptom all others are considered. This book brings together in convenient form our knowledge of

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