The first edition of this work appeared seven years ago and was exhausted in about eighteen months. This, the second edition, was inspired by the advances that have taken place in the roentgenology of the alimentary canal, especially those resulting from more punctilious demonstration of the mucosal relief, and the internal topography is given particular attention throughout. Although the work is essentially an atlas with profuse and excellent illustrations, the text is nevertheless amply explanatory, and the employment of drawings to elucidate the roentgenograms adds to its instructiveness.
After presenting the normal stomach with its variants, anomalies, functional alterations and displacements by extrinsic cancer, the intrinsic diseases of the viscus are discussed individually and, for the most part, thoroughly. The normal duodenum and the duodenum with a pathologic condition are handled similarly.
Although in the main the work follows conventional lines, a few surprises await the reader. Of gastritis, for