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Even the endpapers, which compromise 23 color photographs of experimental, microscopic, pathologic, and clinical findings, contribute to the goals stated in the preface and admirably achieved in the text. Medical students, practicing physicians, and accomplished surgeons alike will find this book of value. Detailed discussions of gastrointestinal microbial flora and the pathogenesis of intra-abdominal sepsis provides a rational basis for both antimicrobial and, when appropriate, surgical therapy. Cooperation between physicians and surgeons in the management of these difficult infections is laudably stressed. The chapters on pancreatic infections, intra-abdominal and retroperitoneal abscesses, pseudomembranous colitis, and gynecologic infections are superb, containing much
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Intra-Abdominal Infection.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:544. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-544_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):544.
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