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This two-volume treatise on proctology consists of a compilation of articles by both British and American authors, most of them general surgeons with an interest in this field, but with the help of a few proctologists. It has all the advantages and disadvantages of this type of publication. Although there is very complete coverage of the entire field, narrow though it is, the work loses the virtues of conciseness by reason of considerable overlapping of technical information, which the editor acknowledges.
The chapters do not confine themselves entirely to proctology as such. They cover many allied topics, the inclusion of
Diseases of the Colon and Anorectum.. Ann Intern Med. ;52:733. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-733_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):733.
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