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Colorectal Disease.

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Edited by Thomson James P.S., Nicholls RJ., Williams Christopher B.. . 381 pages. Appleton-Century-Crofts; , New York: , 1982.. $55.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(2):276. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-276_1
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For a practicing internist or surgeon interested in diseases of the colon and rectum, this concise source of pertinent information is welcome. Outstanding physicians and surgeons have contributed to this book.

The chapters on neoplastic diseases of colon and rectum are outstanding, and the discussion of pathology of the neoplasms is particularly good. The value of colonoscopy and polypectomy in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of colorectal neoplasms is appropriately discussed. Pediatric and congenital colorectal diseases are dealt with adequately. The chapter on sexually transmitted diseases is informative. The spectrum of these diseases has expanded, and this chapter should mention


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