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This manual, written by Colonel Palmer and Major Boyce, is divided into chapters on the following topics: introduction; peroral endoscopy, general matters; transesophagoscopic manipulations; gastroscopy; duodenoscopy; peroral jejunoscopy and coloscopy; endophotography; dangers of peroral endoscopy; peritoneoscopy; endoscopy related to surgery; peranal endoscopy; and endoscopic literature. The manual contains 133 pages, a small index, and has a paperback binding. There is some lack of organization and the style of writing lacks in clarity.
Special emphasis is put on the fact that endoscopy and X-ray studies complement each other necessarily and most usefully. One might question whether or not endoscopic techniques should
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Manual of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:1110. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-1110_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(6):1110.
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