This publication of Pavel and Paunesco-Podeano on nonulcerative diseases of the duodenum is unique. The authors include discussions of normal and abnormal physiology of the duodenum along with fairly complete descriptions of nonulcerative duodenal clinical syndromes and their treatment. Among the conditions presented are pseudoulcerative duodenitis, hemorrhagic duodenitis, chronic duodenitis with icterus, phlegmonous duodenitis, diverticulation of the duodenum, duodenal stasis (mechanical and functional) and tumors and congenital malformations of the duodenum. Each condition is presented in routine textbook fashion, with a tendency to emphasis on the clinical aspects. Each chapter is concluded with an extensive and predominantly European bibliography on its subject.
The monograph deserves a high place among those on various phases of gastroenterology. It is a good collection of practical data on nonulcerative duodenal disease. Every one interested in internal medicine, and especially in gastroenterology, will find many helpful clinical ideas.