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As the title indicates, this book is not a comprehensive coverage of the subject of gastroenterology but rather a transcript of the lectures, case presentations and discussions given at a postgraduate course directed by Dr. Bockus. Obviously, the field could not be fully covered in such a course, but many recent developments, much experimental work and many controversial topics are included.
This valuable contribution will be particularly useful to those who have access to Dr. Bockus' monumental three volume work "Gastro-Enterology." The latter, for example, was published before many of the more significant investigations on infectious hepatitis were conducted. The present book contains a good discussion of this topic. An excellent section is the one devoted to the controversial use of vagotomy in peptic ulcer. New ideas and the experimental approach to the study of intestinal obstruction, ulcerative colitis and other subjects are well described.
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Postgraduate Gastroenterology. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(1):176. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810010186013
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