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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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The following sections examine the importance of school textbooks and how the Junta used the Greek textbooks and schooling as a social, political, and cultural means.
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.
The Japanese government should bear in mind that school textbooks not based on honest reflections of past history will saddle Japan's future generation with the heavy burden of the past history by instilling a wrong view of history," the statement said.
Apple says the high school textbooks will be priced at $14.
Nevada (US), Nov 9 (ANI): Hindus want immediate withdrawal of a primary school textbook of Czech Republic, which reportedly stereotypes Roma (Gypsies) and is offensive.
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.
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
School textbooks describe medieval methods of agriculture and social conditions that applied only in a few long-anglicised parts of Wales and pass over in silence what really happened in most of Wales.
And the government is downplaying its Marxist past in high school textbooks in favor of lessons on technology and globalization.

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