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Medical Science Publication No. 5. Edited by CROSBY WILLIAM H.Lt. Col. . , M.C. 355 pages; 23.5 X 15 cm. (paper-bound). Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C. 1959.. Price, $1.75, from the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office., Washington 25, D. C.:

Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1172. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1172
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This small volume of collected papers presents the work and the contributions of the United States Army's "Sprue Team" in Puerto Rico from 1953 to 1957.

The first 100 pages are devoted to the minutes of the conferences on sprue and represent the combined knowledge of many outstanding investigators studying malabsorption and allied fields. These investigators assisted in the selecting of targets for study and in the planning of a study of sprue undertaken on a moderately long term basis at the Tropical Research Medical Laboratory (TRML) of the Army at San Juan. In investigating malabsorption and related problems of


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