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June 1971

Morphologic Pathology of the Alimentary Canal: Gross, Radiographic and Microscopic.

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Salt Lake City


By Antonio M. Valdes-Dapena, MD, George N. Stein, MD. Price, $30. Pp 902, with 1374 illustrations on 359 plates. WB Saunders Company, Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(6):550. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100170132033

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This text is the result of a long association of a pathologist and a radiologist who have sought to correlate the findings of their respective fields. Sections have been assigned to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, appendix, and colon. Each section consists of a short discussion of diseases of that organ that result in gross pathology or x-ray changes, followed by a number of plates, usually showing an x-ray ray film of a lesion next to illustrations of the gross and microscopic pathology. In the preface the authors state that one of the purposes of the book is to demonstrate the relationship between the radiologic image and the actual anatomic lesion. This goal has been achieved. The number of cases, and the quality of the illustrations obviously represents the culmination of years of careful collection and correlation of x-ray films and pathological specimens. The titles of the plates are

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