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February 9, 1952

Endoscopy as Related to Diseases of the Bronchus, Esophagus, Stomach, and Peritoneal Cavity

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By Edward B. Benedict, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Cloth. $10. Pp. 373, with 142 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;148(6):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930060081030

Although each section contains descriptions of instruments and techniques, the book is primarily concerned with the etiology, symptomatology, pathology, and general diagnostic aspects of the diseases of importance to the endoscopist in the fields mentioned. The indications and contraindications for the endoscopic procedures in each condition are noted, and the endoscopic pathology and treatment described. The book is profusely illustrated with roentgenograms, photographs and drawings of instruments and techniques, and color plates of endoscopic views. Each chapter contains an excellent bibliography. The author's qualifications to undertake a book of this type are well known in medicine and surgery through his previous contributions to the literature of the four fields covered. The broad approach to both the major subjects and the specific disease entities makes this book one that the general surgeon, internist, pediatrician, otolaryngologist, and roentgenologist will wish to read. The author clearly demonstrates that as a specialty endoscopy cannot

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