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January 1988

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Arch Surg. 1988;123(1):126. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400250136037

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A book containing all surgical knowledge could be thought of and often is the shape of a cube (Figure). Other texts narrow their subject by taking a horizontal slice from this cube referring solely to one anatomical area. Another way to cut the cube and to write a book is to take a vertical slice, which considers diseases with a single cause, such as trauma or cancer. Fielding and Priestman's book focuses on the intersection between the horizontal slice of the gut and the vertical slice of cancer. It is a sliver that someone sometime might further divide like a piece of sausage by dealing only with pediatric gut cancer.

The editors, from Birmingham, England, are a surgeon and a radiotherapist who enlist multidisciplinary

Surgical Head Knowledge Gut Cancer of Gut authors for their 29 chapters. Most (23 of 29) authors are from the United Kingdom and several were blessed

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