Textbook of Family Medicine

EIGHTH EDITION Edited by

Robert E. Rakel, MD

Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas

David P. Rakel, MD

Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, Wisconsin

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TEXTBOOK OF FAMILY MEDICINE, EIGHTH EDITION

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