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Many physicians are confused by the rapid increases in our knowledge of the pathophysiology of asthma and in the kinds of drugs that are available for its treatment. A practical guide to the diagnosis and management of asthma, based on objective considerations of diagnostic tests and drug efficacy, would do much to consolidate information and settle the confusion; unfortunately, this monograph does not accomplish that goal.
Each topic is covered mainly from the point of view of the author and is not comprehensive. Impractical or irrelevant diagnostic tests are dealt equally with tests that are more useful to the intended
A Guide to Bronchial Asthma.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:679. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-679_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):679.
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