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January 13, 1984

Radiology of the Stomach

Author Affiliations

Deaconess Hospital Washington University Medical School St Louis

JAMA. 1984;251(2):265. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340260069034

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This is the latest addition to the already classic series of Drs Marshak, Lindner, and Maklansky on gastrointestinal (GI) tract radiology. Dr Marshak and his associates collaborated with a group of distinguished radiologists, each of whom authored chapters on subjects of special interest. Approximately one fourth of the book has been written by Dr Marshak and his associates.

If there is one thing that could be criticized about this book, it is probably the multiauthored format. This causes some unevenness of the text, with repetition in the analysis of some of the entities (for example, gastric diaphragms and ectopic pancreas). There is also overemphasis on some relatively uncommon entities (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This does not, however, detract from the excellence of this book, which is an indepth analysis on the subject of GI tract radiology.

The quality of the photographs is superb, with large illustrations that clearly show the abnormality