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I enjoyed reading this short book. That enjoyment is important in the critical appraisal of a book intended to help family doctors and primary care internists solve clinical problems effectively and efficiently. This book is not a textbook in the usual sense; there is no attempt to be encyclopedic. The book can be easily read in a single sitting.
The section on symptoms, clinical signs, and breathing tests is a masterpiece of brevity and practicality. It is a pleasure to have a succinct physiologic explanation for noisy breathing, wheezes, and crackles—terms that are readily understandable compared to the more obscure
Problems in Respiratory Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;98:572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-572_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(4):572.
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