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Textbooks by many authors always suffer in comparison with those by one or two authors because in the former it is easier to notice differences in the coverage of different subjects. In spite of this, the overall quality of this book is such that only one chapter, that on the upper respiratory tract and the ear, seems significantly below the level of the others.
One of the most obvious difficulties with multiple authors is the inconsistent use of similar terms or concepts. Thus, lymphosarcoma is correctly designated as an outmoded term in the chapter on the hematopoietic system but is
Pathology.. Ann Intern Med. ;77:495. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-3-495_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(3):495.
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