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October 1947

Peptic Ulcer: Its Diagnosis and Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(4):561. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220160140012

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This is a business-like volume discussing from a variety of viewpoints not only peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, with their varied complications, but also peptic ulcers of the esophagus and of Meckel's diverticulum and gastrojejunal ulcers.

The contents are divided largely on the basis of the relative importance of the individual chapters. For example, the pathogenesis of ulcer is given considerable space, as is roentgenologic diagnosis, while physical findings and other laboratory procedures receive less attention; the pathology of ulcer is passed over quickly, while the treatment of hemorrhage is described in detail. The authors are internists and have prepared their book more for the benefit of fellow internists than for the benefit of surgeons; hence the technic of surgical procedures is given little emphasis. The methods of treatment which are advocated are described carefully and are based on common sense and experience.

The book is readable. It

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