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The author's purpose in writing the book apparently seems to be threefold. He desires to educate the patient ; to supplement the advice of the physician and to stress the need for coöperation between patient and physician. The information given is not intended to allow the patient to treat himself but rather to help him in carrying out instructions intelligently.
The book is written in elementary style and does not go over the heads of its lay audience. The approach through anatomy and physiology to causes, symptoms, diagnosis (investigation of case) and treatment gives the layman the accepted method of
Chronic Indigestion.. Ann Intern Med. 1937;10:1066. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-10-7-1066
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