edited by T. Yamada, D. Alpers, C. Owyang, D. W. Powell, and F. E. Silverstein, 706 pp, with illus, $195, ISBN 0-397-50977-4, Philadelphia, Pa, JB Lippincott, 1992.
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Because gastroenterology is a visual science, Atlas of Gastroenterology, edited by Tadataka Yamada et al, was prepared as a corresponding supplement to the Textbook of Gastroenterology (Philadelphia, Pa, JB Lippincott, 1991) by the same editors. It is designed to correspond to the textbook's chapters and to provide additional visual material such as endophotographs, pictures of gross and microscopic pathology, and diagnostic images of gastrointestinal disorders.
More than a picture book, the atlas presents through tables and figures a vast amount of information in an outline format, which can be readily adapted for teaching students, house staff, and others. The brief descriptive copy and line drawings make the photos and images clearly understood.
The chapter on endoscopic mucosal biopsy is entirely reproduced from the text. Although I would have preferred the photomicrographs to be in color, there is striking detail in the black-and-white reproductions. This chapter could be published as a
Berman PM. Atlas of Gastroenterology. JAMA. 1992;268(18):2589-2590. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490180121046