edited by Richard H. Bell, Jr, MD, Layton F. Rikkers, MD, and Michael W. Mulholland, MD, PhD, 1688 pp, $195, ISBN 0-397-51344-5 Philadelphia, Pa, Lippicott-Raven Publishers, 1996.
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An excellent atlas, this book is edited by Bell et al who have teamed up with 58 contributors throughout the United States in their first edition. This is a new format, conceptually designed to reflect recent changes in gastrointestinal surgery. It is divided into 7 parts (on esophagus, stomach and duodenum, biliary system, liver, pancreas, small intestines, and large intestines) that comprise 43 chapters. At the end of each section, an atlas of well-formatted, up-to-date technical information is marked with a green edge to be readily identifiable by the reader.
This book is specifically designed for senior trainees and experienced surgeons; it is remarkably user friendly. The contributors are well-established clinical investigators in the areas of their expertise who write with remarkable clarity. The diagrams are sharp, relevant, and helpful to the reader looking for ready references in these 7 areas. Digestive Tract Surgery is a worthwhile investment, carries divergent
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