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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1145
  1. Joseph J Y Sung, Professor of medicine (gastroenterology and hepatology),
  2. Philip K T Li, Consultant physician,
  3. John E Sanderson, Professor of cardiology,
  4. Jean Woo, Chairman
  1. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China

    EDITOR—As the editors of the Textbook of Clinical Medicine of Asia we believe that we have to respond to the unnecessarily rude and offensive review of our book in the BMJ.1 Gilks has misunderstood the purpose of our textbook and also shows his ignorance of the nature of medicine in Southeast Asia.

    The difference in the standard and practice of medicine between Asia and the West (North America and Europe) is …

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