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This textbook devoted entirely to diagnosis and diseases of the esophagus is an excellent contribution to the literature on this subject. The value of esophagoscopy as a means of diagnosis and treatment is stressed. The technic for its use is clearly described. The importance of studying related general symptoms before a diagnosis is made is emphasized.
Hysterical dysphagia, cardiospasm, esophagitis, diverticula, tumors and foreign bodies are carefully considered. A great deal of attention is given to the diagnosis and treatment of strictures of the esophagus. The technic of dilatation is well illustrated. Cancer of the esophagus is thoroughly discussed and
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Esophagus.. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:742. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-742_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(4):742.
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