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These two weighty volumes comprise a major comprehensive work that truly encompasses the full range of the "scientific foundation" of our knowledge of the lung. Edited by international experts in lung cell biology, organ physiology, and anatomy, the work includes over 100 succinct chapters by more than 200 authors. The text begins with a discussion of normal lung cell biology and goes on to address the composition and function of epithelial, endothelial, and mesothelial structures. There follows a section, awkwardly termed "mobile cells," which really discusses inflammatory and immunologic cells. These chapters lead naturally into a section on development and
The Lung: Scientific Foundations. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-6-503_2
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