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This concise, thorough, textbook on the gastrointestinal tract includes chapters on the biliary tract, the pancreas, and the acute abdomen. The presentation of the disease entities deals with roentgen methods of examination, roentgen symptomatology, and gross pathology. The reproductions of both films and pathological specimens were numerous and excellent.
The relief technique of the roentgen examination was especially emphasized, and good mucosal studies of all parts of the digestive tube were shown. The parts dealing with congenital variations and malformations and those dealing with the gastric and colonic neoplasms were most successfully dealt with.
Gastrointestinal tuberculosis, which is today less and less encountered, gets a clear and wellwritten description.
The reviewer found several viewpoints in the book very interesting, mainly due to the fact that they differed from views held by most American roentgenologists: Hodgkin's disease is still classified among the infectious granulomata, a view held in the United States
Hirsley EL. Roentgendiagnosis des Magen-Darm-Kanals. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(2):347. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270140169031
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