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How often has a citizenry lived through a revolution without appreciating its presence or magnitude? Clinical medicine is in a revolution, but many remain blissfully unaware. Texts such as this one reflect to a measure the excitement of the revolution.
Two advances, total parenteral nutrition and a galaxy of enteral preparations, are altering the course and outcome of a host of diseases, and the list grows daily. For example, growth retardation in chronic inflammatory bowel and chronic renal disease responds to adequate calorie, protein, and trace mineral supplementation given enterally or parenterally. The clinical spectrums of diseases as we have
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Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:283–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-283_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(2):283-284.
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