Surgical Gastroenterology

Arch Surg. 1986;121(8):976. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400080124029.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


It would be difficult to find two more antithetical texts on the same subject as this volume by a senior surgical consultant from Manchester and the multiauthored American text edited by Moody and five other young US academic colleagues. Taylor's book has almost a fin de siècle old-world charm. No nonsense about vasoactive intestinal polypeptide or intestinal hormones or worry about providing specific data of any kind, merely the conclusions that a senior clinical surgeon has come to after a long period of practice.

According to the preface, the book is designed for the FRCS candidate preparing for his examinations but is also to be helpful to those readying for the "American State Board Examinations," whatever those are. It could well be helpful to the former for it has broad, albeit necessarily superficial, scope. Manometry for esophageal reflux is dismissed as worthless in four sentences, for example; management of hemorrhage


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.