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Clinics in Chest Medicine. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

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Edited by Bone Roger C.. . 215 pages. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia: , 1982.. $39.00 (three times yearly).

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):471. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-97-3-471_2
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The literature on adult respiratory distress syndrome is proliferating at a pace that makes it difficult for the general internist or the practicing chest specialist to comprehend. This monograph surveys the recent advances in a comprehensive manner. The authors have been able to evaluate the recent studies and highlight advances useful to those who manage critically ill patients.

The order of the chapters is mystifying. The chapter on causes of the adult respiratory disease syndrome is placed last instead of being grouped with the early chapters on definitions and mechanisms. The chapter on radiologic considerations is mixed with the chapters


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