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The first volume, covering 520 pages, begins with a general discussion of the symptom, epigastric pain. It then presents the various syndromes and clinical forms of ulcer. Special chapters are devoted to duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and juxtapyloric ulcer. Under each of these headings, the clinical picture, together with a detailed description of the roentgen appearance, is given. A chapter on the treatment for ulcer follows. Gastric carcinoma is dealt with fully, including lymphogranulomatosis, sarcoma and benign tumors of the stomach. The clinical picture, the roentgenologic aspect and the treatment for disease of the gallbladder are similarly set forth.
The second volume begins with a description of the perivisceral syndrome, which is said to be the same for all conditions occurring in the upper part of the abdomen. Pyloric and duodenal stenosis and pyloric insufficiency are next considered. Two hundred pages are devoted to ptosis and dyspepsia, under which are
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