Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver

Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver

by Shearman
     
 

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Reviewer: Daniel R. Ganger, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This single-volume textbook of gastroenterology and hepatology attempts in 1500 pages to give rather complete and useful information about these two now major separate fields.
Purpose: The intent is to provide a clinically oriented text based on an attempt to balance a rapidly expanding and often confusing literature with the practical experience of the authors. These are worthy objectives, but they may not be original.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is aimed at general practitioners, gastroenterologists, and physicians in training. I believe it is more for general gastroenterologists with busy practices and internists.
Features: The information is well presented in a format that is easy to search and read.
Assessment: This is a good quality book. The two fields represented each have excellent textbooks. This combined text allows a rapid review of a subject, but it will lack the details or updates frequently needed. It would be useful for an individual, but less so for a library. There is enough new information to justify replacing the previous edition, now eight years old.
3 Stars from Doody
Daniel R. Ganger
This single-volume textbook of gastroenterology and hepatology attempts in 1500 pages to give rather complete and useful information about these two now major separate fields. The intent is to provide a clinically oriented text based on an attempt to balance a rapidly expanding and often confusing literature with the practical experience of the authors. These are worthy objectives, but they may not be original. According to the authors, the book is aimed at general practitioners, gastroenterologists, and physicians in training. I believe it is more for general gastroenterologists with busy practices and internists. The information is well presented in a format that is easy to search and read. This is a good quality book. The two fields represented each have excellent textbooks. This combined text allows a rapid review of a subject, but it will lack the details or updates frequently needed. It would be useful for an individual, but less so for a library. There is enough new information to justify replacing the previous edition, now eight years old.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443051470
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
1518
Product dimensions:
14.57(w) x 3.15(h) x (d)

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