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Now that the traditional "vertical" specialties of medicine, such as gastroenterology and cardiology, coexist with the newer "horizontal" specialties, such as immunology and nutrition, there are "grid-points" where two intersect, as exemplified by "gastrointestinal immunology." The authors, clinical scientists at the Royal Free Hospital, London, have included four chapters dealing generally with immunology and the gut and 10 chapters describing immunologic aspects of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The presentation is attractive, and the well-drawn explanatory diagrams are instructive. Immunopathologic mechanisms, whether related to immune deficiency, autoimmunity, or allergy, have received much consideration as direct or indirect causes
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Clinical Gastrointestinal Immunology.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:577–578. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-577_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):577-578.
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