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July 7, 1962

Current Gastroenterology

JAMA. 1962;181(1):66. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050270068027

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This volume is written by 74 contributors and the material is based on a postgraduate course sponsored by the American College of Physicians. Profusely illustrated, it presents the newest concepts in gastorenterology. The first 7 chapters are devoted to esophageal disease. The next 7 have to do with gastroscopic color photography, cinegastroscopy, fluorocinematography, electrophoresis, and gastroduodenoscopy with the fiberscope. Functional disturbances and endocrine influences are discussed. There are 3 extensive symposia on duodenal ulcer, physiology and diseases of the liver, and physiology and diseases of the pancreas. Laboratory techniques, roentgen studies, intestinal biopsy, intestinal absorption, enteritis, blind loop syndrome, amebiasis, chemotherapy, and ulcerative colitis are each given long and careful consideration.

The list of contributors is a distinguished one, including many professors, associate professors, chiefs of gastroenterology and medical service, and department heads.

In my opinion this book fulfills the promise of its promotional blurb and "offers an up-to-the-minute book