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November 20, 1972

Surgery of the Oesophagus

JAMA. 1972;222(8):1064-1065. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210080144043

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Surgery of the Oesophagus is a verbatim account of 20 presentations, by 17 experts, on topics related to the esophagus. The authors were members of an international panel invited by the Postgraduate Medical Centre in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, to discuss many of the challenging problems dealing with that challenging organ, the esophagus. Venerable names, such as Barrett, Allison, d'Abreu, Belsey, and Waterston, highlighted the program. The audience, or participants, included some 64 guests, knowledgeable experts themselves.

This setting provided a unique opportunity for an earnest, thoughtful, and informative discussion of issues that confront the surgeon interested in the esophagus. The papers are recorded as they were spoken, not read, and the resulting text provides a friendly interchange, pleasant and easy to read, rather than an authoritative textbook treatise. At the same time, the book will have greater value to the mature surgeon than to the learning resident. It is not