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Colonic Diseases
  1. S Ghosh

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Edited by T R Koch. Totowa New Jersey: Humana Press, 2003, pp 553. ISBN 0-89603-961-7

Colorectal diseases are common, and interest in coloproctology continues to increase among surgeons, physicians, and scientists. A recent attendance at a surgical coloproctology meeting confirmed the very multidisciplinary nature of the specialty. The focus on coloproctology justified the publication of a well organised book edited by Dr Timothy Koch. The book has a distinguished panel of North American authors.

Part I deals with basic science in 11 excellent chapters and the book is worth having simply to marvel at the progress in our understanding of colonic physiology and immunology over the …

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