This book by Terracol, written with the collaboration of 16 other persons interested in various fields of the subject, includes a detailed discussion of the diseases of the esophagus. The subject is presented in the usual fashion, including a discussion of anatomy, physiology and methods of study, such as the endoscopic technics and roentgenology, clinical syndromes of esophageal dysfunction and therapy. The subject is presented clearly and completely, with much space devoted to endoscopic procedures for study and therapy. The book is well illustrated, having 352 figures in all. At the end of each chapter there is appended a fairly large bibliography, which is almost entirely European, especially French.
This monograph represents much work and should prove to be of considerable value to those interested in gastroenterology and endoscopic procedures on the esophagus and to the internist, surgeon and roentgenologist, who frequently desire a book containing an accumulation and evaluation