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Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Textbook and Atlas
  1. Richard K Russell

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Edited by Winter, Murphy, Mougenot, Cadranel. Ontario: BC Decker Inc, 2006, £94.95 (hardcover), pp 188. ISBN 1-55009-223-5

Adult gastroenterologists, don’t be put off by the title—this is a book for all endoscopists, whatever your background. Don’t believe me? The primary indication for endoscopy in children is investigation of suspected inflammatory bowel disease which, in most cases in Scotland at least, is performed by “adult” rather than paediatric practitioners.1 So, in 2007, while the British Society of Gastroenterology recommends that all children deserve an endoscopy by a paediatric gastroenterologist, the reality of the situation is quite different.2 Therefore, in this uncomfortable hiatus, while this book should be a desirable read for all paediatric gastroenterologists, it is a “must-read” for “adult” …

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