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It has been said that the essence of effective teaching is reasonable oversimplification. If that is true, then this book meets at least one requirement of a useful teaching text. Unfortunately, it claims to be much more. The foreword states that "a thorough discussion of pathophysiology and clinical symptoms are presented." Not unexpectedly, and despite the length of the text, the authors fall short of this goal. Most sections neglect important subtleties, and generalization is the rule. For example, the discussion of the electrocardiographic findings and their implications in myocardial infarction requires only thirty lines. However, it becomes more clear
Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Ann Intern Med. ;111:447–448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-5-447_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(5):447-448.
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