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April 28, 1993

Gastrointestinal Pathology and Its Clinical Implications

Author Affiliations

Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC


vols 1 and 2, by Klaus J. Lewin, Robert H. Riddell, and Wilfred M. Weinstein, 699 pp, with illus, $295, ISBN 0-89640-153-7, New York, NY, Igaku-Shoin, 1992.

JAMA. 1993;269(16):2147-2148. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500160117048

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Gastrointestinal Pathology and Its Clinical Implications, a new, two-volume text by Klaus J. Lewin, Robert H. Riddell, and Wilfred M. Weinstein, is an authoritative, comprehensive, and well-written treatise. As indicated in the preface, the growing interdependence between pathologists and clinicians in the field of gastrointestinal diseases provides the philosophical, as well as practical, foundation for this work, which is intended for both groups of readers. The textbook represents a collaborative effort between recognized authorities in gastrointestinal pathology (K.J.L., R.H.R.) and gastroenterology (W.M.W.), and successfully combines masterful presentations of the pathologic features and diagnosis of various entities with relevant discussions of clinical implications.

The text consists of 27 chapters organized into six parts: "Techniques" (30 pp), "Diseases With Common Features Throughout the Gastrointestinal Tract" (344 pp), "Esophagus" (118 pp), "Stomach and Proximal Duodenum" (168 pp), "Appendix" (39 pp), and "Small and Large Bowel" (660 pp). Each part is complete enough to