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The human lung contains several interrelated but autonomous circulations. Each of these circuits has its own structural features, which are maintained in proper anatomic juxtaposition by the architectural matrix of the lung. The thoracic bellows, composed of the skeleton, the diaphragm, the intercostal and intrathoracic muscles, provides the mechanism for driving the lung and producing ventilation. Dr. von Hayek has constructed a monograph in which each element of this complex system is exhaustively analyzed.
The book opens with a brief, pertinent discussion of tension and pressure relationships of the lung and thorax. Description of the anatomic and functional features of
The Human Lung.. Ann Intern Med. ;53:1283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1283
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1283.
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