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The Practical Management of Asthma.

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Edited by Dawson Arthur, Simon Ronald A.. . 260 pages. Grune & Stratton, Inc., Orlando, Florida: , 1984.. $39.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(2):289-290. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-289_2
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Aptly titled, this concise handbook stresses the application of current knowledge to the day-to-day management of patients with asthma. Both allergists and chest physicians are represented among its 14 contributors, most of whom are on the staff of the Scripps Clinic. The book is divided into six parts, beginning with an overview of the bronchospastic disorders; followed by chapters on patient evaluation, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions, and management of special problems; and finally, a series of three illustrative cases. In general, the chapters are brief, presenting highlights rather than exhaustive reviews. References are few but are carefully selected and up


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