July 1974

Gastrointestinal Pathology.

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By Basil Morson, VRD, MA, DM, FRCP, and I. M. P. Dawson, MA, MD, FRCP. Price, $42. Pp 690, with 364 illustrations. F. A. Davis Co, 1915 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(1):183-184. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320190185040

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Gastroenterology needed a definitive text concerned with the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract. This book admirably fills the need.

The book has seven sections. The first six follow the anatomic path from the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, large bowel, and end at the anal region. The final section is on cytology. Each section begins with a discussion of the normal anatomy and physiology followed by developmental anomalies. The remaining chapters cover specific groups of lesions, especially those of an inflammatory, vascular, or neoplastic nature. However, there is ample inclusion of uncommon or rare lesions so the book can serve as a true reference. The lesions are fully discussed as clinical problems and not just as histological aberrations.

The book is thorough and well written by very able pathologists; one of its most pleasant features is the manner in which it is organized. The free use of subtitles not only

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