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Several worthwhile texbooks of gastroenterology and hepatology now fill previous gaps in our libraries. Differences in style, coverage, and audience still leave a niche for this new entry. John M. Dietschy has assembled the contributions of a large group of authorities each in the area of his or her expertise to provide "the most useful kind of reference textbook." The major divisions of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver and peritoneal cavity, are well represented, and a generous discussion on nutritional disorders introduces a topic often neglected in earlier textbooks of gastroenterology. The format is a now-classical division into sections of
Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Disorders of the Liver. Nutritional Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:839. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-839_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):839.
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