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Dyspnea is a common symptom associated with various causes. Controversy surrounds its definition and understanding. Although the body of literature on respiratory psychophysics is expanding, many people remain resolutely skeptical and thereby ignorant of dyspnea's scientific aspects and their applications to the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease. A book which draws together sensory psychophysics, clinical considerations, and therapeutic options is needed at this time.
Donald Mahler has compiled and edited a fascinating book, which amounts virtually to a monograph because he has written approximately 80% of the volume. Nevertheless, he displays his extensive expertise in the investigation of dyspnea.
Dyspnea. Ann Intern Med. ;115:503–504. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-6-503_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(6):503-504.
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