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To many clinicians the esophagus is a dull, uninteresting organ. It is an area claimed and disputed by thoracic surgeons, abdominal surgeons, otolaryngolic surgeons, and internists, so that many centers lack a unified approach to esophageal problems. Drs. Payne, Olsen, and their colleagues have attempted to correct this impression by publishing the distilled experience of esophageal disease derived at the Mayo Clinic over many years. From this experience has come much of our current understanding of the physiology and therapy of esophageal disease. This fine record has resulted from the close association of clinicians interested in esophageal disease and a
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The Esophagus.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:723. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-723_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):723.
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