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At the request of their former students, the authors have assembled the gastrointestinal physiologic lectures into one edited volume making it one of the most complete texts available. The normal and abnormal physiologic processes of the intestinal tract are briefly but concisely covered and analyzed. The chapters concerning innervation and motility are especially stimulating.
The book is didactic and not easy to read because practically every sentence is a statement of fact or theory. The occasional mention of clinical experiences flavors the text and keeps it from being completely dry. Subject matter includes current pharmacologic-physiologic problems such as carcinoid tumors,
The Physiologic Basis of Gastrointestinal Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;49:230. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-230_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):230.
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