November 26, 1973

Recent Advances in Gastroenterology

Author Affiliations

University of Chicago Chicago


edited by John Badenoch and Bryan N. Brooke, ed 2; 350 pp, with illus, $24.75, Longman Group Ltd. (Williams & Wilkins Co.), 1972.

JAMA. 1973;226(9):1123. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03230090047023

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Topics in Gastroenterology 1  edited by S. C. Truelove and D. P. Jewell (course, Oxford, January 1973), 323 pp, 73 illus, paper, $18.75, Blackwell Scientific Publications (F. A. Davis Co.), 1973.These new books on gastroenterology have basically similar formats, both originate from Great Britain, and each has about 15 to 20 contributors and chapters. Aside from these and other physical likenesses, however, the two volumes are rather different. With one exception, there is no overlap in authorship; and the books are not aimed at the same readers. Recent Advances presents subjects "slightly off the chosen beat... for the gastroenterologist." The second text is based on a recent postgraduate course primarily designed for physicians not specializing in gastroenterology. Except for some overlap in the rapidly expanding area of gastrointestinal immunology, Topics differs by placing greater emphasis on the management of commonly encountered disorders.The first edition of Recent Advances (1965) was