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For reasons that are unclear, there have been few books available on the pancreas, despite the enormous advances in the past decade in diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic disorders. Those books that have been available have generally favored the surgeon's viewpoint. As stated in the introduction, this book is addressed to the general internist in an attempt to improve the diagnosis and management of pancreatic disease by this important group of primary care physicians. Brooks has addressed clinical problems by subdividing the text into four major areas: acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, carcinoma of the pancreas, and cystic fibrosis. Throughout each
Disease of the Exocrine Pancreas.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:145–146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-1-145_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(1):145-146.
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