This book is a collection of the papers presented at the Fifth Meeting of the Association of European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology. In addition to members, many visitors from the British Commonwealth, the United States of America, and other countries attended the meeting. Most of the papers are in English, but there are scattered papers in many other languages. They are grouped under the following broad headings: nonmalignant conditions of the esophagus, premalignant conditions of the alimentary tract, and ulcerative colitis. In addition, about thirty short papers cover many varied fields of gastroenterology.
Approximately half of the book is taken up with the discussion of normal and abnormal motility of the esophagus and various organic disorders which affect the esophagus, together with radiologic studies of this organ and the clinical aspects of the nonmalignant conditions which affect the esophagus. For the most part, these are excellent papers by such