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May 17, 1965

X-Ray Examination of the Stomach: A Description of the Roentgenologic Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Esophagus, Stomach, and Duodenum

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By Frederic E. Templeton. 2nd ed. 598 pp, 323 illus. $15. University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Ave, Chicago 60637, 1964

JAMA. 1965;192(7):650-651. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080200068043

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Although entitled X-Ray Examination of the Stomach this book also deals effectively with pharynx, esophagus, and duodenum. It is nominally a second edition, but since the first was published about two decades ago, it in effect becomes a new volume. In part, this is a "how to" treatise for those radiologists, particularly residents, who are seeking minute details for the conduct of the roentgenologic examination of these organs. The book is an exceptional source for those interested in the views, observations, and conjectures of a vastly experienced clinical investigator of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Some imbalance is present. Neoplasms of the upper gastrointestinal tract are underplayed. Only two pages are devoted to carcinoma of the esophagopharyngeal region, and cancer of the esophagus and the stomach receive less attention than their importance would seem to warrant. All readers will not agree with all of Dr. Templeton's concepts in regard to the

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