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March 1956

Peptic Ulcer Diagnosis and Treatment.

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By Clifford S. Barborka, M.D., and E. Clinton Texter Jr., M.D. Price, $7.00. Pp. 290, with 33 illustrations. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston 6, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(3):391. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250210137019

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The volume of literature on peptic ulcer and the recent development of many new remedies make it difficult for the practicing physician to keep up-to-date on this subject and to select the best treatment for his patients. Drs. Barborka and Texter state in the preface that their book is intended to overcome this difficulty by providing a practical concise handbook specifically for the practicing physician.

They have achieved this purpose by providing all the necessary information in a highly readable form. The short chapters, each forming a complete essay on a different aspect of peptic ulcer, will be particularly appreciated by those who have to do much of their reading in the short intervals available between other commitments. Although lengthy discussion of controversial subjects has been deliberately avoided, each chapter is accompanied by an excellent bibliography for those who wish to make a more detailed study of any particular aspect

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