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The contents, in rough order, cover physiology, diagnostic procedures, symptoms, specific diseases or organ disorders, and gastrointestinal disease related to diseases of other systems. In attempting to cover all of gastroenterology the editor has ranged far and wide in medicine and brought in not only a large number of gastroenterologists but also experts in lung, cardiovascular, neurologic, obstetric, psychologic, and urologic medicine and even a medical historian.
With 85 contributors to 67 chapters the problems of an editor and the weaknesses of a compendium of this sort are easy to see. Contributors vary greatly in style, in quality, and in
Gastroenterologic Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:975. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-975_1
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