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September 1974

The Pancreas.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(3):461-462. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360030113041

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This work, edited by Dr. Carey, provides for the first time a complete reference text on the pancreas. Its 20 chapters are written by 28 different authors, all offering their particular expertise. The book contains sections on (1) the normal pancreas, including surgical anatomy; (2) diagnostic procedures; (3) inflammatory diseases; (4) neoplastic diseases; and (5) a final section that contains chapters on trauma, transplantation, congenital anomalies, and diabetes mellitus. All sections deal with their topics in depth, and in most instances complete and adequate bibliographies are provided. In addition, the book is tastefully and generously illustrated throughout. The quality of the chapters is even and, with few exceptions, very readable. Of particular note is the chapter on 95% pancreatectomy written by Charles Frey, MD. It relates the University of Michigan's experience with this operative procedure in great detail, including a superb operative description that is well illustrated. The chapters on

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