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The Small Intestine is not a textbook for the gastroenterologist, nor a source of reference for the well-informed medical student and internist. According to the preface, the authors' hope was to encompass in a single textbook the "newer knowledge about small bowel anatomy and physiology as it related to intestinal disease." Their basic approach to this problem was a superficial account of what is currently known, highlighted by a number of mistakes in interpretation, such as the typical example in the chapter on "carbohydrate metabolism—digestion within intestinal lumen." Here it appears that the impression of the authors is that enzymatic
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The Small Intestine. Its Function and Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:602. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-602_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):602.
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