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February 1963

Secretory Mechanisms of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract

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By R. A. Gregory. Price, $8. Pp. 248. Williams & Wilkins Company, 428 E. Preston St., Baltimore 2, 1962.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(2):270. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620260130029

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Abstract

This book and T. H. Wilson's Intestinal Absorption (W. B. Saunders Company, 1962) have appeared at about the same time and complement one another in many delightful ways. Both are timely, unique, and quite different one from another. Dr. Wilson emphasizes the modern tools of biochemistry, electron microscopy, and ingenious new "unphysiological" techniques to unravel the riddle of absorption. Dr. Gregory looks critically at the nervous and hormonal mechanisms controlling the response of the stomach, pancreas, and intestinal glands and relies heavily upon the tools and experiments in physiology from Pavlov to the present.

This book is a concise logical review of the history, progress, and current status of the glands of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The author clearly exerts his knowledge in the field to lead us logically ahead. The book brings even the casual reader from the problem of digestion and absorption to an acquaintance with the significant

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