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Probably any text that attempts to cover lung function, its method of assessment, and its application to medicine will have a few weak areas. This book, claims its author, provides a theoretical text on pulmonary function, practical instruction in the performance and interpretation of pulmonary function tests, and their application to healthy and diseased subjects. In most of these aims Dr. Cotes succeeds, and in a few he fails.
His book dispenses with complex mathematics and can be understood by the novice, and yet it is useful to the respiratory physiologist. The author is careful to review basic terminology and
Lung Function. Assessment and Application In Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-920_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):920.
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