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This volume represents the most comprehensive collection of data on its subject. The book in its 29 chapters is well arranged, beginning with a brief history of obstruction followed by the embryology, physiology and anatomy of the gastro-intestinal tract. The clinical aspects of obstruction beginning in the esophagus and ending in the colon are considered in the next seven chapters. These seven chapters cover a vast amount of material, well edited and illustrated. Included are the numerous etiologic factors, together with the clinical signs and symptoms, pathology and management of the condition. Brief historical paragraphs on various obstructive entities make
Gastro-Intestinal Obstruction.. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1289–1290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1289_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1289-1290.
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