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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract.

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Second edition. Edited by Johnson Leonard R..  (editor-in-chief), Christensen James, Jackson Michael J., Jacobson Eugene D., Walsh John H.. . 2-volume set, 1876 pages. Raven Press; , New York: , 1987.. $250.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):131. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-131_1
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Gastrointestinal research is a rapidly growing field. The digestive system is no longer a simple, hollow viscus but has diverse and complicated functions. We had been waiting for a good reference on the gastrointestinal physiology since the American Physiological Society published its Handbook series in 1967. In 1981, the first edition of this book met with great enthusiasm and success. In this second edition, the same editors have revised the contents to show the progress made in the past 6 years.

A review of the chapter titles alone shows the revisions and additions made in such areas as the anatomy


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