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Can a series of review articles serve as a textbook in the basic sciences for medical students? They can if a large amount of material considered elementary by workers familiar with the field is included. This is impractical, however, since unusual bulk would be required. Most reviews, if they are to be at all comprehensive, soon lose the interest of the novice endeavoring to assimilate the basic facts. The editor's stated aim of using cell biology as the focus to present the sciences basic to medicine is a worthy one. However, the difficulties outlined above, together with the current emphasis
Cell Biology in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:145–146. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-145_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):145-146.
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