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Whether or not one fully agrees with Alvarez' viewpoint about every gastrointestinal problem, his lucid presentations are always intriguing. His style is conversational and, unlike most medical writers, he frequently makes use of the first personal pronoun. Although this leads to some verbosity, one never has to hesitate to understand what he means, and the informality of his discussions is refreshing.
Alvarez' Gastro-Enterology has become a classic and this fourth edition brings up to date a comprehensive review of the literature on the physiologic background of this subspecialty of internal medicine. It makes extensive reference to work on the lower
An Introduction to Gastro-Enterology.. Ann Intern Med. ;30:440. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-2-440_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(2):440.
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