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A concise but authoritative textbook. The first section covers pulmonary mechanics and defense against infection as well as respiratory functions and control. Manifestations of pulmonary disease are reviewed in the second section. The third presents clinical, radiologic, and laboratory assessments. The five main patterns of pulmonary disease are surveyed in the fourth section. The closing section discusses in detail the pathophysiology and management of acute and chronic respiratory failure. References for additional reading follow the text. Subject index.
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Respiration in Health and Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:933. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-933_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):933.
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