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August 1949

GASTROENTEROLOGY: A Review of the Literature from July 1947 to July 1948

Author Affiliations


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

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(2):321-354. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230020124008

TABLE OF CONTENTS  9. Vagotomy Historical Aspects Anatomic Relations Physiologic and Other Effects Clinical Results of Vagotomy Comment Sympathectomy and Splanchnicectomy 10. Duodenum Motility Congenital Defects Diverticula Cysts Arteriomesenteric Occlusion Duodenitis Removal of Foreign Bodies Miscellaneous Disorders Benign and Malignant Tumors 11. Small Intestine Motility Gas Roentgenologic Examination Diverticula, Including Meckel's DiverticulumCongenital Atresia Enteric Cyst Hernia Regional Enteritis Acute Jejunitis Nonspecific Ulcers Tuberculosis Steatorrhea and Sprue Absorption of Fat Absorption and Transport of Iron Intestinal Lipodystrophy Endometriosis Intussusception Intestinal Obstruction Viability of Strangulated Bowel Intestinal Intubation Redundant Postoperative Segments Leakage from Enterostomy Vascular Disease Scleroderma Mesenteric Thrombosis Perforation, Traumatic Resection and Foreign Bodies Benign and Malignant Tumors

VAGOTOMY  The tremendous interest in vagotomy is reflected in the more than seventy papers included in the present review.

Historical Aspects.  —Small501 DeCourcy502 and Alvarez503 present highly informative summaries of the historical aspects of this

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