March 1972

Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.

Author Affiliations

USA Washington, DC


By Eddy D Palmer, MS, MD. Price, $22.75. Pp 410. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(3):507. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320030127028

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This text contains the most complete review of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage available under one cover in the English language. The author draws from what is perhaps the most extensive personal experience of any physician on this subject. His diagnostic philosophy, elegantly articulated for over two decades—early, vigorous diagnostic approach. Through use of endoscopic and roentgenographic methods, early after initial resuscitative therapy, the bleeding lesion may be determined with precision. The text includes many tables which provide an analysis of the behavior and relative frequency of many bleeding lesions, as well as the relationship of bleeding to other clinical problems.

Palmer presents the natural history and clinical features of many bleeding lesions from personal experience and from what probably represents the most comprehensive literature review ever published on this subject. This book is recommended for its wealth of practical clinical information on diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and as an exceptional

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