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The subject of pancreatitis is thoroughly discussed in a very well-organized fashion. In the initial chapters the normal pancreas is presented in an overly simplistic fashion, and additional diagrams would have been of considerable help. The exocrine pancreatic function tests, however, are given an excellent review as to technique, interpretation, assets, and deficits. The chapters on classification, etiology, and mechanism could have been combined, although the existing format permits a better relation to the various associated disease entities and avoids the confinement of a classification system related to mechanism. The various clinical features might have been enhanced by statistical data
Pancreatitis.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:785–786. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-785_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):785-786.
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