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The subspecialty of gastroenterology concerns itself with a larger number of procedures for the study and care of patients than any other branch of internal medicine. It is appropriate that details of these procedures be assembled to provide guidance for those performing them. Dr. Brown and his 21 other authors have assembled a large amount of such information in this medium-sized book.
The specific procedures are arranged by organ system from esophagus to rectum and colon (ranging from Bernstein test for esophagitis to proctosigmoidoscopy). Each procedure is described briefly and the indications, contraindications, complications, limitations, preparation of the patient, and
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Diagnostic Procedures in Gastroenterology.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:722–723. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-722_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):722-723.
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