There is an introduction by Prof. Antonin Gosset. This publication is the only one of its kind dealing exclusively and extensively with gastric cancer in its earliest stages. The appearance of such a work is extremely welcome not only because of the importance of the subject matter but because of the enviable reputation of the senior author, an experienced and skilful gastro-enterologist. For serious students of the clinical and radiologic aspects of gastric disease an English translation is highly desirable. The subject matter is arranged in the following order: clinical 111 pages, radiologic 170 pages, methods of laboratory examination thirty pages, treatment ten pages, and gross and microscopic pathology 150 pages.
Gutmann and his collaborators emphasize the important fact that any gastric disorder of recent onset which is of a persistent nature and recurs should be considered as serious until proved otherwise. They describe three clinical types of gastric carcinoma: