[Skip to Navigation]
August 1946

GASTROENTEROLOGY: A Review of the Literature from July 1944 to June 1945

Author Affiliations


From the Frank Billings Medical Clinic, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;78(2):210-250. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00220020088006

INTRODUCTION  THE NUMBER of articles published from July 1944 to June 1945 is surprisingly large when one recalls that this period represents the peak of the war effort. There was a significant increase in the attention given military gastroenterology, but civilian gastroenterology continued to receive nevertheless the main emphasis.Developments in the physiology of the digestive tract during 1943 and 1944 have been reviewed by Babkin and Friedman1; Breitwieser and Miller2 have discussed recent advances in the entire field of gastroenterology. Clark3 in a good discussion of abdominal pain emphasizes the frequency with which diaphragmatic hernia, disease of the gallbladder and functional derangements of the digestive tract may mimic or accentuate cardiac disease or its symptoms; Scott4 brings out the reverse condition.Brennemann's5 review of abdominal pain in children is a classic to be read with profit by every one interested in the subject. His

Add or change institution