December 1974

Alimentary Tract Roentgenology

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Washington, DC


edited by Alexander R. Margulis and H. Joachim Burhenne, ed 2, 2 vol; 1689 pp, $100, C.V. Mosby Co., 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(6):1139-1140. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320240173039

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Can a textbook titled as this one is possibly be of value to anyone other than a specialist in radiology? This question is answered affirmatively after reading only several of its 64 chapters.

This two-volume work is a well-written perceptive compilation of important information that could be composed in such form only by authors with extensive experience in the clinical practice of radiology, pathology, and gastroenterology.

The editors of this second edition have made modifications in the organization of the text, have increased photographic documentation, and included pertinent current information on the range of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and peritoneal disorders. The subjects are arranged in anatomical sequence from pharynx to colon with supporting sections on general considerations, special procedures, pediatric roentgenology, infectious and vascular diseases, and combined roentgenologic and endoscopic procedures. The final two chapters, appropriately, have been written by gastroenterologists to review the role of roentgenologic methods in management

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