HERE'S the first personal investment for I had for my career: the new edition of Harrison's, the ultimate textbook in Internal Medicine, the source of most of our monthly exam questions, the reason why I am now Php 5,700 poorer.
I was excited to bring it home, open it from its tight cellophane cocoon, and smell the commercial ink from its pages.
The font is still Minion Pro. The design is a lot like the previous edition's. The layout remains the same, but the margins are smaller.
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