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November 1949

The Digestive Tract in Roentgenology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(5):842. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230050178017

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This volume is a summary of the information obtained by the author during twenty-five years of experience in correlating the roentgenographic findings with those obtained at operation and autopsy from an enormous amount of material. The author's previous book "Clinical Roentgenology of the Alimentary Tract" is well known and has served as a valuable textbook.

There are sixty-five chapters divided into the following nine sections: Introduction, the Hypopharynx and Esophagus, the Stomach, the Duodenum, the Small Intestine, the Large Intestine, Herniation and Eventration of the Diaphragm, the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts and the Spleen, Liver and Pancreas. The book is fairly comprehensive, and considerable space is devoted to the more common gastrointestinal lesions.

The technical procedures necessary for accurate examination are covered in detail. In each section the roentgen findings of the normal organ are discussed. The important clinical findings are integrated with the roentgen signs, and many illustrative case

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