by Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, PhD, 800 pp, $145, ISBN 0-7216-7616-2, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 2000.
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If you have an intense interest in inflammatory bowel disease, this is the best reference source available. If you are an occasional surgical consultant in this area, this is a wonderful book to have in your institutional library for periodic study. Dr Kirsner and his 70 contributors, primarily from the United States and Canada, present a well-organized approach to the molecular biology of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract; the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical aspects of both Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; the nuances of pathology in these diseases; the medical and surgical treatment that is currently in vogue; and prognostic considerations.
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