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A cursory look through the pages of this new book, which is coauthored by a well-known academic hepatologist and a gastroenterologist who spent his more recent years in the pharmaceutical industry, may leave the casual observer with a feeling that a moderately important clinical subject has been trivialized and that there is little to interest the serious-minded physician. Such a determination would doubtless regard the attention accorded lactulose as a sop to commercial influences, and the wide range of quotations used to introduce each chapter and appearing at many other opportunities as at least bizarre. The truth is that that
The Hepatic Coma Syndromes and Lactulose.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:578. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-578_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):578.
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