This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Nearly 25 years ago, the Handbook of Physiology appeared in its first edition (in five volumes) and rapidly became the authoritative reference in gastrointestinal physiology. I welcome this long overdue second edition (now in four volumes). This review deals with volume IV, Intestinal Absorption and Secretion, which is especially authoritative and even more useful as a reference than the first edition's volume III, Intestinal Absorption. The other outstanding multivolume reference, Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (second edition), is now 5 years out of date.
The amount of new information in the second edition is not unexpectedly spectacular. The subject of
Handbook of Physiology. Section 6: The Gastrointestinal System. Volume IV, Intestinal Absorption and Secretion. Ann Intern Med. ;117:543. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-543_3
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):543.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use