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Students and general practitioners should find this volume a store of practical information. The book is based on the teachings and practice of the authors and is well illustrated. The more curious reader will find here the English concept of "pectenosis" based on chronic passive congestion. He will wonder, no doubt, what causes the chronic passive congestion. The book would have been better if more attention had been given to diverticulosis and to diverticulitis.
Essentials of Clinical Proctology. JAMA. 1957;165(1):110. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980190112039