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From The CriticsReviewer: Willem J de Villiers, MD, PhD, MHCM (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This seventh edition of Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, like its predecessors, is a comprehensive and authoritative textbook. A section on liver disease was included in the 6th edition, and just as liver disease is integral to the practice of gastroenterology, so it has become integral to this book. The previous edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: The book is intended for gastroenterologists, trainees in gastroenterology, primary care physicians, residents in medicine and surgery, and medical students. This successful book is a superb example of a state-of-the-art, user-friendly textbook that covers disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, biliary tree, pancreas, and liver, as well as related topics of nutrition and peritoneal diseases.
Audience: Those in the medical field with a more than passing interest in gastroenterology and hepatology should acquire this comprehensive and authoritative book. It is beautifully illustrated and user-friendly, yet contains a wealth of information. The editors and contributors are all eminent authorities in their respective fields.
Features: This two-volume book is divided into 12 sections, which address comprehensively the areas of biology of the GI tract and liver; approach to patients with symptoms and signs; nutrition in gastroenterology; topics involving multiple organs; esophagus; stomach and duodenum; pancreas; biliary tract; liver; small and large intestine; vasculature and supporting structures; and psychosocial factors in gastrointestinal disease. Although the sections on the approach to patients and psychosocial factors were particularly enjoyable, the quality of the material throughout is uniformly excellent. The figures in this edition are of exceptionally high quality and clarity. Many color photographs have been placed directly into the relevant chapters, rather than in a separate section of color plates or in a companion atlas, as had been done previously.
Assessment: This seventh edition has been considerably improved and refined. The contents remain as academically sound as always, but the esthetic appearance of the textbook has been much enhanced. It is a must for every gastroenterologist and hepatologist's bookshelf. The fast-moving pace of the field warrants a new edition.