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The collection and synthesis of the rapidly expanding knowledge in gastroenterology is a formidable undertaking. This completely rewritten first volume of a 3-volume series on gastroenterology by Henry L. Bockus and his colleagues and students accomplishes this difficult task very well. Thirty-one authors have contributed a comprehensive textbook on the upper digestive tract, comprising 40 chapters and 927 pages, and have maintained the excellent tradition achieved by the first edition.
The volume is divided into 3 sections. Section I includes an informative discussion on the examination of the patient, with chapters on history taking, symptomatology, the physical examination, and laboratory
Gastroenterology.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:1058–1059. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-6-1058
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(6):1058-1059.
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