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October 20, 1989

Pathology of the Stomach and Duodenum

Author Affiliations

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

JAMA. 1989;262(15):2159-2160. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430150127045

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Textbooks about the digestive tract usually cover the entire tract; this one is limited to the stomach and duodenum. Since Dr Enterline is also one of the authors of Pathology of the Esophagus, we may perhaps expect an additional volume on the remainder of the tract. There is no particular objection to this— it may even be handy, unbulky—except for what it does to the price. The cost of scientific books has already escalated to portentous heights, often (in my possibly erroneous opinion) to unjustified heights. This results in the sale of fewer books, which of course calls for further increases of price and thus denies the books to many of our younger colleagues, the very ones who need them most.

The present text is very clearly and succinctly written. Clarity of language and the absence of unnecessary jargon explain, no doubt, why so much information is crowded into so