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Development of the Lung.

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Edited by Hodson W. Alan. . 646 pages. Volume 6. in Lung Biology in Health and Disease.. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York and Basel: , 1977.. Price, $19.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(3):442. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-88-3-442_2
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Any physician who has cared for an infant with respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn appreciates the complexity of the developing lung and the remarkable changes it undergoes at birth. There is no better example of the application of basic research to a clinical problem than the use of laboratory information concerning the structural, biochemical, and physiologic aspects of lung development to the care of the neonate.

The text edited by Hodson has brought this basic material together in a detailed fashion. Part I reviews the structural aspects of lung development and includes chapters on the ontogeny of the pulmonary


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