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We read this guide from the perspectives of a language instructor and native speaker, and a medical educator and internist with special interests in cross-cultural medicine. From these viewpoints, the book can be recommended with some hesitation as a supplementary reference manual for health care professionals.
The guide is well organized, with major topical divisions, such as "Emergency" and "Medical Patient Information." These divisions are subdivided into coherent smaller units on subjects such as family history, laboratory procedures, and instructions. These organizational devices and an instant access index permit the health care professional to refer quickly and efficiently to any
Medical Spanish: The Instant Survival Guide.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:153–154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-1-153_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(1):153-154.
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