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March 1928

Affections of the Stomach.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(3):451. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130150158016

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The first 165 pages are devoted to the normal anatomy and physiology of the stomach, including a detailed description of the standard test meals and a discussion of their interpretation. The subject of gastric radiography is well handled and adequately for the use of the average general practitioner or internist, in 80 richly illustrated pages. The essential points in the gastric history as well as those of the physical examination of the patient are carefully pointed out.

The author devotes 215 pages to the classification, description and discussion of nonorganic diseases of the stomach including dyspepsia, achylia gastrica, gastroptosis, gastric manifestations of reflex origin, gastric neuroses and similar conditions. While there is much of good in these chapters on important and difficult subjects about which comparatively little has been definitely proved, many readers will probably be disappointed in them. The fault lies perhaps not so much with the author, as

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