Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Textbook of Gastroenterology, vols 1 & 2 edited by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Loren Laine, Chung Owyang, and Don W. Powell, 3rd ed, 3504 pp, with illus, $265, ISBN 0-397-58735-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
Textbook and Atlas of Gastroenterology on CD-ROM edited by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Loren Laine, Chung Owyang, and Don W. Powell, one CD-ROM, for Windows at least 3.1, 16 MB RAM, 11 MB hard disk space, 256 colors or Macintosh at least 7.1, 8 MB RAM, 8 MB hard disk space, 256 colors, $399, ISBN 0-7817-2057-5, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Williams, 1999.
In 1990 the first edition of this textbook brought clinical students of gastroenterology a wonderful freshness to the explosive expansion of pertinent science. Scientist-clinicians, many early in their careers, used participant insight, carefully-prepared integrative cartoons of complex schema, and tight clear writing to present current science with a clarity vastly beyond that of any other text. Features of this manner of presentation have since been widely copied in other texts and have not diminished in the present third edition. Replacing more than a quarter of the authors and continuing the use of cartoons, the presentation of the scientific base of our discipline is a major strength of the present edition.
GastroenterologyTextbook of Gastroenterology, vols 1 & 2 Textbook and Atlas of Gastroenterology on CD-ROM. JAMA. 2000;283(7):931-932. doi:10.1001/jama.283.7.931-JBK0216-4-1