In reviewing the literature on gastro-enterology for 1935 the same policy has been followed as last year. Many original articles have been written on many subjects, but only certain fertile fields have been touched on in this review, and the barren ones have been ignored. Two subjects dealing with peptic ulcer—the treatment of massive hemorrhage and the inadvisability of gastro-enterostomy for uncomplicated duodenal ulcer—have received particular attention. Gastroscopy and gastritis and the recently developed methods of medical treatment for peptic ulcer have not been discussed this year, as it is as yet too soon to draw any mature conclusions about these topics, which were covered in 1934.
With an improved technic for the roentgen examination of the esophagus and with the wider use of esophagoscopy, more and more clinical attention is being paid to the occurrence of peptic ulcer of the esophagus. Roessler1 in an excellent review of