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This monograph, begun by Dr. Jordan before her untimely death and completed by her Lahey Clinic associate, Dr. Russell S. Boles, Jr., is an outstanding review of colonic diverticulosis and diverticulitis. A thorough survey of the often contradictory literature, supplemented by the authors' carefully studied experience and considered opinions, is presented in a concise and lucid style. Pathogenesis, incidence, natural history, diagnosis, complications, medical therapy, and indications for surgery are discussed. The plan of management described for acute attacks is less intensive than that employed in some clinics, but this is a small point. The binding of the book, its
Diverticulitis.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:599–600. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-599
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):599-600.
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