In this monograph Gatellier and Moutier present to the medical profession their experiences with the therapeutics for gastroduodenal ulcer. The material is derived from 1,200 personally treated patients. There is no bibliography or review of the literature on the subject. The authors merely report their experiences and occasionally refer to the work of physicians prominent in this field.
Practically the entire discussion is devoted to treatment. The first few pages contain a dissertation on the anatomic, clinical and pathologic aspects of the disease. Throughout the monograph brief discussions of the clinical manifestations of the various phases and complications of the condition, such as hemorrhage, perforation, obstruction and the like, that are being treated by one method or another, are given. They include a discussion of the findings in roentgenologic, gastroscopic and other special examinations, when these were used in the study of the cases.
The therapeutic presentation includes a consideration