December 5, 1977

Recent Advances in Gastroenterology

Author Affiliations

Upstate Medical Center Syracuse, NY


No. 3, edited by Ian A. D. Bouchier, 338 pp, with illus, $32.50, New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1976.

JAMA. 1977;238(23):2544-2545. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280240090039

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The major subjects covered in this new edition continue to emphasize developments in a wide area of adult and pediatric medicine and include the following topics: physiology of the gastroesophageal junction and hiatus hernia, fat absorption, hormone-secreting tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, the effects of massive small-bowel resection, connective tissue disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract, the use and abuse of laxatives, alcohol and the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopic cannulation of the papilla of Vater, clinical aspects of bile acid metabolism, shunts for hepatic disease, liver disease in infants and children, and cystic fibrosis of the pancreas.

This multiple-authored book continues to be an extremely well-written, carefully edited, clear, and informative review of new developments in gastro-enterology. The fund of information it contains is exemplary and its contents diversified. Illustrations are clear and informative. Only rare spelling mistakes can be found. The index is complete. The subheadings in each chapter are helpful.