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Acute Intestinal Obstruction.

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By MCIVER MONROE A.. , M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, N. Y. 430 pages; 19 X 26.5 cm. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., New York City: . 1934.. Price, $7.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(5):651. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-8-5-651_1
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This monograph contains a very complete presentation of both the experimental work upon the consequences of acute obstruction; and the clinical aspects of this condition. The toxic, bacterial and splanchnic paresis theories are discussed and full references given to the literature. The clinical and pathological varieties of obstruction are described in detail. There is a very complete and valuable presentation of the problems associated with diagnosis and treatment. The investigator who is interested in this field and the practicing clinician will find this a helpful study of an important subject.

C. H.


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