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July 1943

So You Feel Sluggish Today.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(1):101. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010190108018

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This book is a treatise on constipation written by a physician for the layman. It is well organized and not too technical and contains a liberal number of cartoons, drawings and charts.

After a short anatomic description of the digestive tract the author discusses the relationship of habits, foods, fatigue, allergy and drugs to constipation. A discussion of the atonic colon, the spastic colon, the redundant colon and mucous colitis comprises the midportion of the book. Dietary advice, lists of various foods and vitamins, a set of exercises and a glossary of medical terms complete the volume. Throughout the book there is a liberal sprinkling of references to the published articles of various other gastroenterologists.

This book should help to prevent the patient with constipation from indulging in some of the bizarre practices which are all too prevalent.

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