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Although there is much valuable material in this book, and although Dr. Roberts certainly knows a great deal about the various subjects considered, the text does not at all fulfill her stated objectives: "To emphasize fundamentals rather than complicated dogmas and rules, for students and novices rather than specialists in the field." On the contrary, the presentation is quite detailed; for the non-specialist the subject certainly is complicated; and, since the points of view are only rarely documented with references to the source of the information presented, one must either accept the author's dogmatic statements or ignore them entirely.
Clinical Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;53:1101. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-5-1101
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