By Henry L. Bockus, M.D. Volume II. Price, 3 volumes and separate desk index, $35. Pp. 975, with 176 illustrations, 12 in colors. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1944.
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This book is the second of a series of three volumes on gastroenterology prepared by a recognized authority in the field, who also is one of the outstanding teachers of modern medicine.
The volume begins with section IV of the series. The section is on diseases of the small intestine and consists of fifteen chapters. This section is followed by section V, on diseases of the colon, which consists of twenty chapters. The final section of the volume, section VI, deals with diseases of the peritoneum, mesentery and omentum and is divided into two chapters.
The section on the small intestine includes, in part, discussions of the clinical approach to the study of diseases of the mesenteric small intestine, embryology and anomalies, duodenal stasis, duodenitis, duodenal parasites, duodenal fistulas and other injuries, diverticulosis, tumors, regional enteritis, tuberculosis and idiopathic steatorrhea, and an excellent chapter on intestinal obstruction.
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Gastro-Enterology.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;73(4):364. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210160096010