Free Medical Books on Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Free medical books and medical textbooks: All materials are online and free to download (click on titles)

Gastroenterology and Hepatology textbooks:
These medical textbooks are complementary to one another with special emphasis on unique areas of Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology.

   First Principles of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
(A general introductory book for all learners and practitioners)

(An advanced book of clinical practice review)

 (Helping the clinician to understand the rationale for clinical practice)

(Learning the basic interpretive skills of endoscopic and diagnostic imaging) 

General Internal Medicine textbooks:
The books preparing candidates for the OSCEs and the Boards are each in 2 parts, Cardiology to Nephrology, and Neurology to Rheumatology. 

(Preparing for the observed, standardized examination)

(Helping trainees in every specialty prepare for their general examination)

(Having fun and a little mischief on clinical rounds!)

Bound book versions are also available at or
at lower-than-cost prices. 

© All website and downloadable materials copyrighted by Alan B. R. Thomson, 2012, 2013. 

Capstone Publishers is a global provider of current free medical textbooks in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, providing a wide range of topics including:

  • Basic Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • First Principles
  • Review topics
  • Approaches to Diagnostic Imaging, Endoscopy, and Pathology

We use a question-based approach, useful for self-testing
review, and preparation for presentations.                                     

     The author of these materials, Dr. Alan B. R. Thomson is:

  • Emeritus Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta,
    Edmonton, Canada
  • Adjunct Professor, Western University, London, Canada
  • Past Vice-President for the Americas, World Gastroenterology Organisation
  • Past President, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  • Distinguished Clinician, Teacher and Researcher
  • Author of more than 700 publications and twenty books
  • Dedicated to peace through Medicine, and the Democratization of Knowledge


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Disclaimer: Neither the author(s) nor CAPStone Academic Publishers can ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these books with regards to regional variations for recommended indications, dosages, and reportable adverse events. With the rapid expansion of medical knowledge, there may be, from time to time, variations between what is published in these books and the latest information and consensus recommendations made by different organizations. It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm independently any practice decisions related to an individual patient.