This volume is highly recommended to all physicians and surgeons interested in the field of gastroenterology. It contains reports of a great deal of recent British and Australian work in this field, much of which might not otherwise come to the attention of American members of the medical profession. It is concerned not only with clinical advances but also with progress in the fundamental sciences underlying the practice of gastroenterology.
The book represents the work of many authors, each of whom has written a chapter or section of a chapter and each of whom was chosen because he has made recent contributions concerning his particuar subject. In general, the choice of contributors has been fortunate, and for the most part the expositions are informative, lucidly presented, and often stimulating. The names and previous publications of many of the authors will be familiar to gastroenterologists in this country.
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