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Our study of the genesis and significance of normal and abnormal lung sounds dates from the time of Laënnec, but our understanding has grown greatly over the last 2 decades with the advent of the modern techniques of acoustic analysis of breath sounds. Lehrer includes discussions on the physics of sound and the use of sound spectrography as an introduction to a comprehensive description of the techniques of physical examination of the thorax, with special attention, of course, to auscultatory phenomena. The exposition is clear, accurate, and state of the art.
The audiocassette presents high-quality recordings of normal and abnormal
Understanding Lung Sounds.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:885. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-885_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):885.
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