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February 1934

Chronic Indigestion.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(2):323. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160080160012

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The material in this monograph is concisely and ably presented, and it will doubtless prove of value to students and practitioners alike. The author strives to give a practical outline of present-day views on chronic indigestion and related syndromes, based on personal experiences.

The first ten chapters are devoted to a discussion of the commoner organic and functional derangements of the gastro-intestinal tract. Accompanying each chapter are plates illustrating characteristic lesions as shown by roentgen examination. The routine laboratory procedures employed in this field are described, and a section is devoted to the taking of case histories, physical examination and special investigations.

A few prescriptions suitable for the treatment of "chronic indigestion" are included, the drugs employed being those in general use and of recognized value. A bibliography of about 168 references is included.

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