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The major challenge in writing or revising a book in an area that is already well covered by similar texts is that of skillfully blending new material with older, standard concepts. Despite an apparent appreciation of this problem by Drs. Slonim and Hamilton, their efforts have resulted in a very uneven survey of respiratory physiology. In general, they have been more successful with the new than with the old.
The transition of respiratory physiology from a science that was largely involved with static measurements to one that is increasingly more concerned with nonsteady states and dynamic equilibria is nicely represented
Respiratory Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:845. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-845_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):845.
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