This is the "Welcome" page of the "Gastroenterology" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Cool tools, web sites, databases, books, journals and statistics - plus a bit of history of the field of gastroenterology.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Welcome Print Page

Finding Ebooks

The best way to find Ebooks is with the Medical Ebooks Search.  There is a subject set for Gastroenterology, so start there; or search by typing a keyword in the box.  You can also search in the library catalog, and use the filters to narrow the results to certain campus locations, or to electronic resources.


Finding Ejournals

Find the Ejournals by searching for a title word. Consider related terms that might be useful to you, and think about other types of related terms that might help, such as stomach, intestines, etc.  


The Fantastic Voyage of the GI System

For centuries, scientists have studied the anatomy of the human gastrointestinal tract. This has resulted in a number of eponyms in this part of the human body, which honour the discoveries of these early pioneers. Knowing more about the historical background of these individuals and their work makes medical science more dynamic.

By analogy with isaac Asimov’s Fantastic Voyage, we would like to take you on a journey through the human body. in Asimov’s story, a team of people is miniaturized to microscopic size and injected into a scientist’s bloodstream so they can dissolve a blood clot in the man’s brain. our journey, however, has no other mission than to marvel at the background of the anatomical eponyms. Additionally, our exit will not be quite the same as in Asimov’s story, in
which the team leaves the body in a teardrop: instead we shall travel the route of an ingested particle.

Embarking on our voyage, we must first pass through Waldeyer’s ring. This ring consists of the lingual, pharyngeal and the palatine tonsils.

Join the authors: Matthijs P Somford, Geertruid MH Marres, and George P van der Schelling on their GI fantastic voyage, in their article from The Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 

Subject Guide

Profile Image
Micki McIntyre, MS, MA
Contact Info
You can find me at the RowanSOM Library in Stratford. Email is best, or call me at 856-566-6936.
Send Email


Looking for the required and recommended textbooks for the SOM class?  Go to this guide:


Loading  Loading...