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In the introduction to this first volume of six to appear, the editor states that its purpose is to introduce students to the field of pathology and clinical medicine and to serve later as a guide for their medical practice. It was therefore intended to occupy a position between short manuals and the great medical encyclopedias. This purpose has been attained, even though occasionally too many unproved or even discarded theories are mentioned to make its reading profitable for the medical student.How useful it will be for the postgraduate and scientific worker will depend largely on the bibliographic index, which is to appear at the end of the last volume of this work. The abundant material is assembled in eight chapters, each of which deals with one of the anatomical entities of the digestive system. It is logically presented in easily readable Spanish, and with good illustrations, principally of the
Tratado de patología y clinica médicas. JAMA. 1951;146(15):1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670150089032
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