by John H. Garlock, 494 pp, 137 illus, $19.50, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1967.
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Surgery of the Small Intestine in the Adult, by Bentley P. Colcock and John W. Braasch (Major Problems in Clinical Surgery, vol 7, J Englebert Dunphy [cons. ed.]), 220 pp, $10.50, Philadelphia, London, and Toronto: W. B. Saunders Co., 1968.
Although these two books are dissimilar, both in content and style, they are in a certain sense complementary. Dr. Garlock's book, published posthumously, is intensely personal. He clearly states his philosophy of clinical surgery in the first chapter and never deviates from the role of clinical surgeon and teacher. We have here a collection of conferences on the surgery of the alimentary tract from esophagus to anus, given by a very articulate surgeon in a clear and interesting manner. A few unfortunate omissions were occasioned by his death, and there are also rare conditions which one will not find here. But as he said in the preface, "No surgeon's experience
Brigham MP. Garlock's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. JAMA. 1968;205(12):886. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140380090032