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This book is more than the usual textbook of medicine for students and practicing physicians. The range is exceedingly broad, including general topics such as climate, people, agriculture, animals, and the immune response to infectious diseases, as well as various organ systems, cancer, the pregnant patient, and emergencies. The introduction states that major emphasis will be placed on the pressing problems of Africa, undernutrition and infection. Nevertheless, protein-calorie malnutrition is covered in 11 pages, vitamins in 9, and minerals in 3. Malaria is dealt with in 10 pages and onchocerciasis in 5. Furthermore, the pages consist of a single column
Principles of Medicine in Africa.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-819_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):819.
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