Recommended Reading Material
Although the lecture notes represent the only required reading material for this course, time constraints prohibit a comprehensive coverage of all essential topics in gastroenterology. You are therefore highly encouraged to supplement your reading during the course by the following two resources:
Cotran, Ramzi S., Vinay Kumar, Tucker Collins, and Stanley L. Robbins. "The Gastrointestinal Tract," "Liver and the Biliary Tract," and "The Pancreas." Chapters 18, 19, and 20 in Robbins Pathological Basis of Diseases. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1999. ISBN: 9780721673356 .
Heuman, Douglas M., A. Scott Mills, and Hunter H. McGuire. Gastroenterology, Saunders Text and Review Series. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1997. ISBN: 9780721658643.
Both of the above resources are well-written and concise, and include high-quality photographs and radiographs of classical gastrointestinal diseases. In addition to the above basic reading material, you may want to browse the following comprehensive texts and keep them in mind for future reference:
Histology and Pathology
Chandrasoma, P. Gastrointestinal Pathology. Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1999. ISBN: 9780838530931.
Fawcett, D. W., W. Bloom, et al. A Textbook of Histology. New York, NY: Chapman & Hall, 1997. ISBN: 9780412046919 .
Fenoglio-Preiser, C. M. Gastrointestinal Pathology: An Atlas and Text. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1999. ISBN: 9780397516407.
Ming, S.-C., and H. Goldman. Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1998. ISBN: 9780683180077.
MacSween, R. N. M. Pathology of the Liver. Edinburgh, Scotland; New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone, 2002. ISBN: 9780443061813.
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gore, R. M., and M. S. Levine. Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiography. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 2000. ISBN: 9780721678368.
Schiff, E. R., M. F. Sorrell, et al. Schiff's Diseases of the Liver. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1999. ISBN: 9780781719445.
Sherlock, S., and J. Dooley. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System. Oxford, UK; Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, 2002. ISBN: 9780632055821.
Feldman, M., B. Scharschmidt, et al. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 2002. ISBN: 9780721689739.
Tahara, E. Molecular Pathology of Gastroenterological Cancer: Application to Clinical Practice. Tokyo, Japan; New York, NY: Springer, 1997. ISBN: 9784431701958.
Zakim, D., and Boyer T. Hepatology: A Textbook of Liver Disease. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 2002. ISBN: 9997618912.