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Those familiar with the quality presentations of Dr. John West will not be disappointed by his latest paperbound text. Its orientation, a functional interrelation of the diseased rather than the normal lung, is directed towards the beginning student or others involved with respiratory patients seeking a simplified introduction or review. The task is admirably accomplished by initially summarizing the commonly used lung function tests with emphasis upon their practical interpretation as they relate to various disease-state prototypes. Then, with equal emphasis, obstructive restrictive, and vascular disease are presented with their salient pathological, clinical and abnormal functional features. The final section,
Pulmonary Pathophysiology—The Essentials.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-1-152_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(1):152.
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