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Although its preface catalogues this book as a "language text (that) attempts to give the student facility in communicating his own knowledge to the patient and in understanding the patient's needs," it is more a phrasebook, with equivalents in Spanish. It might be considered a handy reference work to be used for learning medical terms in Spanish, primarily for self-teaching. From it the diligent student is more likely to be able to achieve an understanding of the Spanish spoken by the patient than to make him understand the medical personnel. However, Communicating in Spanish . . . does put together
Communicating in Spanish for Medical Personnel.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:556. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-556_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):556.
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