January 1965

Partial Gastrectomy.

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By Prof. F. A. R. Stammers and John A. Williams. Price, $15.75. Pp 309, with illustrations. Butterworth, Inc., 7235 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20014, not given.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(1):114-115. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860130116039

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Several books have appeared on various aspects of the stomach—this one will prove to be the standard of comparison for its contents on subsequent publications.

These 309 pages provide a thoughtful review of the problems associated with partial gastrectomy; their cause, their prevention, and their correction as far as is known are discussed. The delight of the reader of this work is the blend of old and new employed to answer and assist the reader in his comprehension of these problems. Thus, chapters on the effects of gastric operations on gastric mucosa, jejunal mucosa, bone metabolism, and malabsorption and anemia present modern techniques on these long known problems. The co-editors alone, or in partnership with other authors, have prepared all but one of the 12 chapters (J. M. French and C. W. Crane combined to produce the chapter on "Undernutrition, Malnutrition, and Malabsorption").

Each chapter starts off rapidly with the

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