by John S. Najarian, and John P. Delaney, 320 pp, $17.50, Intercontinental Medical Book Corp, 1973.
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A noteworthy collection of essays entitled Surgery of the Gastrointestinal Tract has recently been released by Intercontinental Medical Book Corporation. It is edited by Drs. Najarian and Delaney who first organized a postgraduate course by the same name at the University of Minnesota, and now have published the proceedings in a tightly written volume full of valuable state of the art information covering a wide variety of clinical problems.
The work is organized in seven sections dealing with a spectrum of disease states ranging from esophagitis to carcinoma of the rectum. Each division concludes with a "general discussion" characterized by critical and informative interchange between essayists and moderator that is often—and surprisingly—sparked by wit, irony, and humor.
The contributors have been drawn from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, both foreign and domestic. The clinical expertise of Goligher of Leeds, Nakayama of Tokyo, and San Francisco's Dunphy has been
ROSOFF CB. Surgery of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Arch Surg. 1974;109(5):719. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360050113027