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Over the past 15 years respiratory physiology, both basic and applied, has advanced enormously and has matured as a clinically useful discipline. Within the past 5 years this newer knowledge has been compiled in half a dozen monographs, the most complete of which are the two Handbooks of the American Physiological Society.
What place is there, then, for a new summary, Respiration, by Pierre Dejours? I think it has a legitimate place. It is a particularly clear description of an area of knowledge in which it is easy to get lost. Dr. Dejours has shown how the structure of modern
Respiration.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:194–195. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-194_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):194-195.
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