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Because of their high prevalence, disorders of the intestinal tract and hematopoetic system are of particular importance to the practice of medicine in the tropics. This small textbook has been written principally for the practitioner and student working in these regions. The alimentary canal is considered in systematic fashion from lips to large intestine; coverage of hematologic abnormalities is less comprehensive, with the emphasis being on hereditary hemolytic and megaloblastic anemias.
All 17 authors, most of whom are British, have had first-hand experience working in the tropics, and practical aspects of disease have been emphasized. Although certainly appropriate, this emphasis
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Alimentary and Haematologic Aspects of Tropical Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-872_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):872.
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