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Contemporary problems in chest medicine are often complex. Physicians need access to diverse kinds of information in order to provide the best possible care to patients with respiratory illnesses. Bates and Christie have integrated clinical patterns, physiological data, and contemporary pathological concepts of various pulmonary diseases into a lucid, dynamic book.
A glossary of terms is presented initially, followed by a brief statement of the authors' approach to patients with lung disease. A long, well-conceived chapter deals with methods currently available for studying various aspects of the lung. The full range of functional measurements are covered, extending from spirometry through
Respiratory Function in Disease: An Introduction to the Integrated Study of the Lung.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1338–1339. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1338
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1338-1339.
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