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This product of 22 authors is a small book in relatively large type. The 16 chapters present the more important, commoner gastrointestinal conditions.
A few are excellent, particularly those on the recognition of gastric malignancy, management of bleeding peptic ulcer, amebiasis, and enterogastrone. The chapters on pancreatic disease are stimulating but not particularly applicable to clinical practice.
Many chapters are fairly elementary in discussion and definition. A few authors seem to be battling for recognition. Some write in a controversial tone. However, on the whole the book furnishes a good review for clinicians with some knowledge of the field. It
Management of Common Gastro-Intestinal Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;30:223–224. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-1-223_2
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