vols 1 & 2, edited by W. Allan Walker, Peter R. Durie, J. Richard Hamilton, John A. Walker-Smith, and John B. Watkins, 2nd ed, 2113+ pp, with illus, $299, ISBN 0-8151-9082-4, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1996.
From Winged Victory: Altered Images. Transcending Breast Cancer, by Art Myers and Maria Marrocchino, 56 pp, with illus, paper, $24.95, ISBN 1-889169-00-5, San Diego, Calif, Photographic Gallery of Fine Art Books, 1996. The book contains images of seminude breast cancer survivors of all ages photographed by Art Myers, DO, MPH, accompanied by "original poetry and subject-written vignettes." Reproduced by permission.
This is the second edition of what must already be considered the standard textbook of pediatric gastroenterology. It is certainly the largest and most encyclopedic. The new edition of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease is more than 300 pages longer than the first, also twovolume, edition. The multiauthored work is truly an international effort. The four editors come from the United States, Canada, and England, and over 150 contributors reflect the careful selection of a group of internationally known experts. The subtitle Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management is not mere lip service but represents
Herbst JJ. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. JAMA. 1996;276(10):835-836. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540100079035