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The author states that the purpose of the book is to bring together in some detail the experiences of other workers, to function as a guide to diagnosis and management, and to serve as a handy repository for detailed reference information about bleeding in general. The latter objective is achieved rather admirably, with a reasonable review of all important and most minor causes of gastrointestinal bleeding. The first two objectives appear to have some shortcomings.
The experiences of other workers are quoted rather selectively. Investigations that do not favor the author's own attitude are often omitted. For example, in a
Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-808_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):808.
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