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When the reader finishes this book, he will know what Dr. White thinks about pancreatitis, which is quite a bit. An old fashioned book in its reliance on personal opinion and experience, it is disarming in the frequent use of the first person. We need more books written by a single author; discussion may not always be extensive or all inclusive, but there are many advantages to the single viewpoint. To the general physician such a book may be more helpful than one composed of the opinions of many administrative persons who sit down to their desk, Current Contents and a sheaf of literature at hand, to advise the harried clinician from the sanctity of the study. This book is clearly the result of the author's experience, not only near the shores of the blue Pacific where he is a surgeon in Seattle, but also on the bluer shores of
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