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March 1940

Les maladies de l'oesophage.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;31(3):557-558. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660010561018

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This comprehensive volume is an outstanding addition to the literature on the esophagus. It is well edited, and most of the chapters are written with a minimum of verbosity. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and schematic and colored drawings, which are helpful, particularly to the reader whose knowledge of French is limited. The book is divided into four parts.

Professor Terracol and his collaborators are residents of continental Europe. Four of these men, however, Guns, Eeman, Peroni and Vialle, have been students in the Chevalier Jackson school of Broncho-Esophagology, and Dr. Jackson's teachings are well presented.

The first part of the book takes up anatomic considerations, both macroscopic and microscopic, with a chapter on the physiology of the esophagus. Methods of examination of the esophagus, roentgenography and esophagoscopy, are discussed in detail. The esophagoscopic technic and instrumentarium of Jackson, Moure, Guisez and Haslinger are presented. Haslinger himself is the

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