This book, edited by Maurice Loeper, who was assisted by fifteen contributors, consists of sixteen chapters dealing with alimentary intoxications and deficiencies. Digestive hypersensibility, secretory insufficiencies and alimentary residues, the defense and protection of the gastrointestinal tract, micro-organisms of the gastrointestinal tract and their urinary elimination, vascular and nervous difficulties of digestive origin, cutaneous reactions of digestive origin, the effects of the avitaminoses on the gastrointestinal tract, local and general therapy of digestive insufficiency and other subjects are considered. The authors present the problems from a clinical point of view, attempting to aid the clinician with an explanation of mechanistic, diagnostic and therapeutic problems associated with intoxications and physiologic dysfunctions of alimentary origin. The significance of primary alimentary dysfunction from the patient's standpoint and its clinicial understanding are presented in a simple and clear fashion.
The book is recommended to internists and especially gastroenterologists, who frequently encounter such alimentary problems