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Book Review
January 2000

Fundamentals of Anorectal Surgery (2nd ed)

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edited by David E. Beck, MD, and Steven D. Wexner, MD, 557 pp, with illus, ISBN 0-7020-2366-3, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1998.


Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Surg. 2000;135(1):93. doi:

In the second edition of Fundamentals of Anorectal Surgery, Drs Beck and Wexner have done an outstanding job highlighting the essential points of this difficult subject matter. Updated and expanded from the first edition, the book assembles some of the finest experts in the field of colon and rectal surgery from around the globe. Each of the 32 chapters delves into great detail about a particular disorder, its causes, and its treatments. The result is an encyclopedic compendium of anorectal surgery that should be of particular value to residents who are new to the subject area and to general surgeons who wish to better understand the complicated nature of anorectal surgery.

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