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For too long, the physiology taught to medical students has been largely based on studies in animals. It has not always been immediately obvious what relevance or relationship the discipline had to the clinical physiology that has been elucidated by the bedside and has become the basis of medical practice. The first edition of Dr. Davenport's book in 1961 marked a welcome departure from this trend, and this latest edition maintains the tradition. It is refreshing to find a textbook of physiology that, while taking note of and presenting the important studies in animals, constantly focuses on human function and
Physiology of the Digestive Tract.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:984. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-984_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):984.
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