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textbook

A term of art referring to a patient, or the patient him- or herself, who presents with so many of the “classic” findings seen in a particular disease or condition, that one could regard it as if described in a textbook on the subject. (As in, “So-and-so has a textbook case of impetigo.”)

textbook

Informatics A treatise on a particular subject. See Bible.
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Since the elementary school textbooks harmony in considering the components of health education is low, it is recommended to pay much more attention to this issue in preparation of school textbooks.
Sana'a resident Fuad Al-Shaibani said he resorts to buying school textbooks for his first-grade son from Tahrir Square because the school only provides students with half of the necessary books and most have missing pages.
China and South Korea reacted after the Japanese education ministry approved new high school textbooks that mentioned, as in past years, that Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea and Takeshima islets in the Sea of Japan are historically Japanese territory.
The state has undertaken a review of its school textbooks after 15 years and the revised social science books were brought out in July this year.
This new book will greatly appeal to teachers, especially science teachers, as well as anyone with a thirst for valuable science knowledge not readily found in most school textbooks.
The contests are closely watched due to the board's controversial efforts to amend the content allowed in school textbooks earlier this year.
The research is thought so important it has won an award for excellence in science in Australia and is even being used in secondary school textbooks in Britain.
The law on nine-year compulsory education was enacted in 1986 along with the introduction of new school textbooks.
But Kang complained that school textbooks in Japan have only limited descriptions of modern Asian history and would like to see more space devoted to Japan's historical relations with neighboring countries, as in history books in Germany.
As usual the grown-up has to answer questions from school textbooks and the National Curriculum, but this time they rely on help from their son, daughter, neice, nephew or grandchild and four of their classmates instead of a regular class of children.
Israel's former dovish Education Minister Yuli Tamir sparked controversy in December 2006 when she said school textbooks should show Israel's borders prior to the 1967 Six Day war, during which it conquered Egypt's Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the West Bank including east Jerusalem.
Word "Catastrophe" Is Banned from Arab School Textbooks

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