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Clinical Gastroenterology

JAMA. 1957;165(17):2241-2242. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980350099033.
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The literature on gastroenterology is becoming so voluminous that it is small wonder that guides, manuals, and synopses have become necessary to acquaint the busy practitioner with what is going on. This exhaustive guide is designed for this purpose and especially for those whose main interest is bedside medicine. The opening chapter on comprehensive gastroenterology, in which exaggerated value is given interview therapy ("autotherapy"), should prove interesting but of limited practical assistance to physicians engaged in private practice. Drugs and diets receive small attention throughout the book and are poorly rated, particularly for the treatment of peptic ulcer, irritated colon, ulcerative colitis, and other disorders. In the case of uncomplicated duodenal ulcer, for instance, it is suggested that the results of interview therapy are so good that it becomes necessary "to destroy the monster of dietary invalidism and to give special support to those who have been trapped into the

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