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Dr. Creamer enlisted the help of 12 collaborators from England and the former British Commonwealth to assemble 17 chapters on the small intestine in health and disease. He states that "this is not a textbook, it is neither comprehensive nor balanced"; I agree. The first five chapters present general discussions of small bowel structure, function, methods of investigation, malabsorption, and luminal causes of malabsorption; these set the stage for descriptions of specific diseases (celiac and tropical sprue, Crohn's disease, cholera, vascular and lymphatic diseases, hookworm disease, and other causes of malabsorption) and for some chapters covering broader topics (microbial infections
The Small Intestine.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:295. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-2-295_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(2):295.
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