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Dr. Cotes has written a comprehensive review of current concepts regarding lung function and methods presently used to evaluate the efficiency with which these functions are carried out. In this second edition the basic format remains unchanged. The first three chapters are devoted to historical aspects of pulmonary physiology, nomenclature, and some aspects of basic instrumentation and methodology. Two chapters each (one concerned with physiology and one with methods of assessment) are devoted to the mechanics of breathing, distribution of ventilation and perfusion, gas exchange in the lung, and exercise capacity. A single chapter is devoted to nervous and humoral
Lung Function: Assessment and Application in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1221–1222. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-6-1221_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(6):1221-1222.
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