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November 26, 1997

Gastrointestinal Disease: An Endoscopic Approach

Author Affiliations

Edward Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital Loyola University Chicago, Ill

JAMA. 1997;278(20):1711. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550200087046

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Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy is an essential and growing part of gastroenterology, and it is appropriate that many leaders in endoscopy are included as authors of an entire text emphasizing it. Gastrointestinal Disease: An Endoscopic Approach consists of seven major parts of from 5 to 27 chapters, each supervised by a section editor. These cover major regions of the gastrointestinal tract, with sections on introduction to endoscopy and newer endoscopic horizons.

The chapter authors are actively working and publishing, and most are under 45 years of age, reflecting relatively recent training in these highly technological skills. The volumes contain great numbers of clear color endoscopic illustrations, cropped to show lesions, and many reproductions of endoscopic sonograms, images, and occasionally micrographs and clinical photographs. The illustrations appear in the text where they are discussed, and quality and size are outstanding. Bold type is used in tables to present literature reviews and