There is at present no acceptable textbook of gastroenterology for medical students. In the last five years, there have appeared Davenport's and Magee's books for students on gastrointestinal physiology and several excellent monographs (Wilson, Gregory, and James) on specific gastrointestinal function, but no good textbook. I believe that Truelove and Reynell have produced this missing book to recommend to our students.
This book is designed for medical students or practitioners desiring to learn more of gastroenterology. It proceeds anatomically from mouth to anus and includes sections on the liver and pancreas. There are 41 chapters, and in each there is a concise and pleasant blend of succinct review of history, pathology, and physiology on a subject. Important physiology, diagnostic techniques, clinical findings, and treatments are placed in bold type. There are frequent tables of data from the literature clarifying the text. There are 207 extremely well chosen and clearly reproduced