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April 1929

Diseases of the Gall Bladder and Bile Ducts.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(4):568-569. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130270142011

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Other reviewers have pronounced this book superior to anything of its kind which has appeared since Rolleston's "Diseases of the Liver, Gall Bladder, and Bile Ducts" which was published in 1905. A comparison of the two is most interesting, for certainly there is no other book in the English language to which the new treatise may be likened. Rolleston devoted 182 pages to the group of subjects for which the present authors required 456. The striking part of the comparison, however, is not the number of pages or the quality of the material presented, for it is excellent in both, but rather the development in this particular field in a brief period of twenty-three years and the difference in the point of view. Rolleston describes in great detail the varied pathologic conditions of the biliary tract with their respective symptomatologies, and discusses so thoroughly and well the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis

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