[a] good text for young doctors aiming to become gastroenterologists or for physicians in practice desiring to consolidate their knowledge in the field. The language is clear and easily comprehensive, reflecting the teaching experience of the authors. [A]ll indispensable information is included here. Digestive Liver Disease 36 a practical, information dense book that delivers a good basic overview of the subject. The size, organization, and style of writing make it an easy read, and it thus makes the business of 'getting ready for boards' much more manageable. This is a book that is targeted to, and perhaps best meets the needs of, the fellow in training preparing for certification or a physician in practice who would like a 'refresher course' in basic gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. Practical Gastroenterology Overall, I think the book succeeds in a very difficult task. It is thorough and engaging, mostly stimulating and rarely frustrating. It is informative without being overwhelming and that is vital for those locked into a board review schedule. Bottom Line: Buy it for the exam but you will continue to use it. Sean Weaver, M.A., Ph.D., M.R.C.P., Southampton General Hospital, UK emphasizes recent clinical knowledge related to diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with gastrointestinal ailments. A useful feature is the inclusion of case-based presentations and short board-examination-type questions with a single best answer and explanations. predominantly a practical review to consolidate practitioners' knowledgeIt should greatly assist GI fellows preparing for the GI board examination aswell as the growing number of gastroenterologists awaiting recertification. The authors are all associated with the Mayo Clinic and, as such, credible authorities in their fields. William J.S. de Villiers, M.D., Ph.D., University of Kentucky College of Medicine, for Doody's Review Services
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Associate Professor of Medicine, Consultant - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA. Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA.