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Review of recent practices in the field of gastro-enterology at the university of minnesota hospitals

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The above review is a broad rather than a detailed survey of our present diagnostic methods and forms of treatment. An attempt has been made to present timeproven rather than “new” procedures. The result of further study and clinical experience will undoubtedly modify many of them.

Some of the commoner problems of gastro-enterology as the etiology of peptic ulcer, pathogenesis of gall stones, prevention of peritonitis, etc., still await final solution. Periodic reviews and the interchange of ideas between various clinics will do much to clarify these problems.

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Rea, C.E. Review of recent practices in the field of gastro-enterology at the university of minnesota hospitals. American Journal of Digestive Diseases 5, 377–381 (1938).

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  • Gall Bladder
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