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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Jeffrey D. Kent, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book, in its 10th year, summarizes the major contributions to the digestive disease literature for 1994. The book's structure is that of a collection of abstracts with comments and editorials.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a summary of the most significant and clinically practical contributions to the digestive disease literature for 1994. This is an extremely useful book that meets its objectives quite well.
Audience: This book is intended for busy practicing gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, internists, or any healthcare professional with an interest in digestive diseases. The editors are renowned authorities in their fields.
Features: Graphs, tables, and charts from the abstracted articles are used liberally and add greatly. The table of contents is excellent, and the format is attractive. This book contains subject and author indexes to the abstracted articles.
Assessment: This is an excellent and invaluable refernce book for any healthcare professional with an interest in the latest advances in the study of digestive diseases. It provides clear and concise abstracts with editorial comments on more than 250 published articles for 1994. This book should certainly be on the shelves of all medical libraries and would also make a useful additon to one's personal collection.