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October 1950

Gastroscopy: The Endoscopic Study of Gastric Pathology.

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By Rudolf Schindler, M.D., F.A.C.P. Price, $20. Pp. 433, with 366 illustrations. University of Chicago Press, 58th St. and Ellis Ave., Chicago 37, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(4):644. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230160156014

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This is the second edition of the standard American text on gastroscopy, the first having appeared in 1937. The general scheme of presentation has not been altered, but many important additions and revisions are included.

The description of the optics of the gastroscope, the technic of gastroscopic examination and orientation in regard to the stomach are all written with enviable clarity. Indications for gastroscopy are very adequately discussed, and the relative value of gastroscopy and roentgen examination in the diagnosis of the various diseases of the stomach is constantly and fairly stressed. An important addition in this edition of the book is the correlation by Dr. Schindler of the gastroscopic and the histologic picture in chronic gastritis; this group of facts is the clinching evidence for the existence of the disease entity chronic gastritis. Another important contribution is the evidence accumulated to show that many patients with so-called nervous stomach

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