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The lung is the organ most exposed to the effects of gravity, influencing its structure, the distribution of air and blood, and probably also the site of injury from inhaled and blood-borne agents. The last 20 years have witnessed a remarkable increase in knowledge regarding these effects and the mechanisms involved. Dr. John West and the other contributors to this book have been in the forefront of this research. The result is a superb review of the field, strengthened by the adoption of a uniform format for each of the topics covered. Each chapter has a brief historical introduction, a
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Regional Differences in the Lung.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-140_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):140.
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