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The student of "esophagology" will welcome this volume as a valuable addition to his library. Utilizing their wide experience in the diagnosis and management of achalasia at the Mayo Clinic, the authors have produced a detailed and scholarly survey of this disorder. The historical introduction is exceedingly meritorious, recounting the first known description of the disorder by Thomas Willis in 1682 and providing such interesting information as the reason for Sir Arthur Hurst's name change, a somewhat confusing fact in view of his early publications under the name of Hertz. The scope of this book is not restricted solely to
Achalasia of the Esophagus.. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1036. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-5-1036_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(5):1036.
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