By Gere S. diZerega M.D., Kathleen E. Rodgers Ph.D. (auth.)

ENTERING ON an inventive AND ENTERPRISING venture, DRS. DIZEREGA and Rodgers have taken an cutting edge examine the peritoneum. they've got supplied a fascinating, informative, and stimulating textual content approximately an organ that's infrequently thought of independently-usually being considered in basic terms as part of different organs or organ platforms. The peritoneum is an energetic membrane that serves as either a secretory organ and a constitution that modulates diffusion and osmosis. either one of those very important capabilities are defined in nice aspect. The textual content is split in vintage style. The authors first learn the peritoneal anatomy from either macro and mobile viewpoints, in which exploration it turns into transparent that what looks just to be a lacy overlaying over belly organs really is a posh constitution. Fur­ thermore, through the dialogue on its embryologic improvement the au­ thors make understandable the complexity confronting the coed of the peritoneum. The authors then continue to the practicalities linked to this im­ portant organ. To surgeons, for instance, the most important to the peritoneum is knowing the organ's fix mechanism, because it is adhesions shaped at the peritoneal surfaces that intrude with the surgeon's desire of success.

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