Reading: Keeping Current

  • Phil P. Manning
  • Lois Debakey


Reading is the primary source of physicians’ medical information. Print is not only the most highly developed and plentiful medium for medical information, but is also relatively economical, convenient, and easily accessible.


General Internal Medicine Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis Patient Toxic Shock Syndrome Biomedical Literature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil P. Manning
    • 1
  • Lois Debakey
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.New OrleansUSA

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