Angiology of the hollow gastrointestinal tract has been a notably lethargic area of gastroenterology for all these years, at least as compared with angiology of the kidneys, brain, and lungs. A New York conference on vascular disease of the intestine in 1970 was a welcome indication of increasing interest in the many theoretical and practical problems in this area. This book came out of the conference. The material is said to have been expanded and rewritten extensively.
My first impression on reading the material through was astonishment that such a book could be written without mention of Max Clara—or Bentley, or Benjamin, or Sherman, or the many others who, working primarily with the gastroduodenum, opened the way in such excellent fashion for understanding of the intimate circulation a little farther down the tract. This is probably the main objection to the book; too often the various authors write as though