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Pulmonary Pathophysiology—The Essentials.

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By West John B.. . 227 pages. The Williams & Wilkins Company; , Baltimore: , 1977.. Price, $9.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(1):152. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-89-1-152_1
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Those familiar with the quality presentations of Dr. John West will not be disappointed by his latest paperbound text. Its orientation, a functional interrelation of the diseased rather than the normal lung, is directed towards the beginning student or others involved with respiratory patients seeking a simplified introduction or review. The task is admirably accomplished by initially summarizing the commonly used lung function tests with emphasis upon their practical interpretation as they relate to various disease-state prototypes. Then, with equal emphasis, obstructive restrictive, and vascular disease are presented with their salient pathological, clinical and abnormal functional features. The final section,


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