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Clinical Gastroenterology.

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Edited by Farmer Richard G., Achkar Edgar, Fleshier Bertram. . 628 pages. Raven Press; , New York: , 1983.. $55.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):579. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-579_2
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The practice of gastroenterology has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Today's gastroenterologist routinely uses diagnostic and therapeutic methods such as computed tomography, colonoscopy, and H2-receptor blocking agents that were unavailable in the early 1970s. The practicing clinician, bewildered by the rapid proliferation and sometimes indiscriminate use of these new methods, may welcome a text that reviews clinical gastroenterology in a practical way. Such is the stated intent of this book; unfortunately, it falls short of that ambitious goal.

This book is the product of gastroenterologists and related specialists at the Cleveland Clinic who present their approaches to patients


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