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Malabsorption Syndromes.

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By SHINGLETON WILLIAM W.. , M.D., and DOBBINS WILLIAM O. III. , M.D. 165 pages. Charles C Thomas; , Publisher, Springfield, Ill.: , 1968.. Price, $7.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(3):660-661. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-70-3-660_2
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This brief, concise review of the malabsorption syndromes was written primarily for the practicing physician. Eight chapters deal with the anatomy and physiology of absorption; digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, protein and fat; absorption of water, minerals and vitamins; detection of malabsorption; postsurgical malabsorption (esophagus and stomach); malabsorption in diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract; postoperative malabsorption (small intestine); and malabsorption in intrinsic small bowel disease.

The three chapters on anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry are rather brief and somewhat superficial but adequately introduce the reader who is not up-to-date on the present concepts of absorption. The bibliography is limited


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