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September 6, 1952

Modern Trends in Gastro-Enterology

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Edited by F. Avery Jones, M.D., F.R.C.P., Physician, Central Middlesex Hospital, London. Cloth. $20. Pp. 831, with 275 illustrations. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. (medical book department of Harper & Brothers), 49 E. 33rd St., New York 16, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(1):62-63. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680010068033

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This book provides in one convenient volume a review of current concepts and recent advances in gastroenterology by 45 contributors selected for thorough knowledge of their subject. The writers, under the editorship of F. Avery Jones, are exclusively British and Australian. Although emphasis is on contributions from these sources, important American and European studies are referred to frequently. The book deals with almost all gastroenterologic problems. The conventional subjects include diseases of the salivary glands, developmental errors of the alimentary tract, diaphragmatic hernia, cardiospasm, carcinoma of the esophagus, gastritis, peptic ulcer, carcinoma of the stomach, steatorrhea, regional ileitis, ulcerative colitis, bacillary dysentery, amebiasis, rectal and colonic tumors, megacolon, viral hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, carcinoma of the pancreas, and pancreatitis. Other sections deal with anemias of the alimentary tract, the relationship between the alimentary tract and the cardiovascular system in disease, and a psychiatric approach to digestive disorders. The topics are arranged

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