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Control of Gastrointestinal Function.

Erl Dordal, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(4):646. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310220154036.
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The author has aptly described his work as a concise summary of gastrointestinal physiology. There is not a wasted word. Long segments seem to have a reference after each sentence, ie, denoting separate scientific observations. There is little interpretive formulation, or clarification by discussion or analysis. However, the book is well documented so that further reading can be directed properly.

There are several chapters on secretion and motility with one each on digestion and absorption. This division is partly organizational since each segment of the alimentary tract participates as a motile or secretory organ. The very short chapter on digestion is sufficient, since it follows the chapters on gastric, pancreatic, and biliary secretion. In the same theme as the text, illustrations are almost all reproduced from original scientific papers.

This is a physiology book, not a text on clinical medicine. However, at the end of each chapter or sometimes following


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