The recent explosive growth in fiberoptic technology has produced a series of sophisticated, fully flexible endoscopes that can be easily, comfortably, and safely introduced into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum for exploration of these areas. The versatility of these instruments and the invaluable information they provide has been widely disseminated in the medical press and enthusiastically received by the medical community. Endoscopy has now come to be a routinely accepted procedure in nearly all hospitals and clinics.
For this reason, Endoscopy and Biopsy of the Esophagus and Stomach: A Color Atlas, by Demling et al is especially timely and valuable. The volume is small but comprehensive and well-organized. Each disease is defined and concisely summarized with respect to incidence, cause and pathogenesis, diagnosis on clinical presentation, endoscopic findings, and therapy. Convenient up-to-date references adequately document the important facts and cite original works. The book is easy to read and beautifully