Book Review The Surgery of the Stomach . A Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment. By Herbert J. Paterson, M.A., M.C., M.B. (Cantab.), F.R. C.S., London. New and revised edition. With plates. New York: William Wood and Company. 1914
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
New and revised edition. With plates. New York: William Wood and Company. 1914. The author explains that an extensive revision of his work is not called for, but that he has endeavored to profit by criticisms of the reviewers of the first edition. The chapter on the physiology of gastro-jejunostomy has been rewritten and a series of thirty x-ray plates added, photographed for use stereoscopically and reproduced in pairs. These and other minor changes increase the worth of an already valuable
... already valuable book. The author also presents a very interesting chapter on Appendieular Gastralgia, in which he endeavors to collate and systematize the knowledge of this interesting condition, in which a slightly chronic appendix causes gastric symptoms. In conclusion, he says, "No operation should be performed on the stomach, except when a definite organic lesion of the stomach or duodenum exists. Gastro-jejunostomy will not cure appendicitis. In all operations for supposed gastric or duodenal ulcer, the condition of the appendix should be investigated carefully." It is a pleasure to again recommend this excellent volume.