This book is divided into five sections, each dealing with a specific and unrelated subject. The first, on splanchnic angiography, by Boijsen, Ekman, and Lundh, reflects the longstanding Swedish interest in percutaneous retrograde angiography. The subject matter covered concerns almost exclusively nonvascular diseases. Many excellent reproductions of angiograms demonstrate the wide applicability of this diagnostic procedure for intra-abdominal diseases, a far wider usefulness than many of us in this country were previously aware existed.
The second section, on preservation of intact organs, by Robertson and Jacob, is primarily a summation of the laboratory efforts being made in this important and fascinating field, and is of limited clinical value at present. However, once successful organ preservation by freezing is accomplished, the surgical horizon will dramatically broaden, and the basic information contained herein will have vastly greater clinical significance.
The third section, on nonspecific ulcerative colitis, by Turnbull, Schofield, and Rawk, presents