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This text represents an introduction to the variety of problems surrounding air-borne contamination of the respiratory tract. It is noteworthy that within the supporting discussion of the anatomical and physiological factors in respiratory deposition of aerosols we find an excellent description of the mechanics of the pulmonary defense mechanism. There are all too few adequate descriptions of the mechanisms by which the human lung is protected from contamination by air-borne gases, and solid and liquid aerosoles. The description of the architecture of the conduction and distribution system of the tracheobronchial tree is accurate and is described in adequate detail. Although
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Pulmonary Deposition and Retention of Inhaled Aerosols.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:377–378. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-2-377
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(2):377-378.
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