In this volume, which is in English, Professor Drobni records his extensive experience in surgery of the intestinal tract as practiced at Semmelweis Medical College, Budapest. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles of diagnosis, treatment, and postoperative care of congenital anomalies and diseases encountered from the duodenum to the anal canal. Included in the discussion for balance is material from the pediatric services of the hospital.
A sequential account of the nature and management of the abnormality found at the various levels of the intestinal tract is presented. Of special merit are chapters on the colon and rectum, for many years an area of particular interest to the author. His voluminous experience with ulcerative disease, familial polyposis, and colorectal cancer is detailed. He is an advocate of radical surgery in dealing with cancer and is an enthusiast of the pull-through operation for cancer of the rectum, in which the