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The Human Pulmonary Circulation: Its Form and Function in Health and Disease.

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Third Edition. By Harris Peter, Heath Donald. . 702 pages. Churchill Livingstone; , New York: , 1986.. $140.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):790-791. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-790_3
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Over the past decades our view of pulmonary circulation has evolved from that of a passive conduit to that of a complex, metabolically active system that may control both the quantity and the distribution of pulmonary blood flow. This current view is based on findings in both pulmonary pathology and physiology. Harris and Heath's two previous editions (1962, 1977) have been classics in integrating form (pathology) with function (physiology) in the study of pulmonary circulation, and this edition continues that tradition. As in the previous editions, there is comprehensive coverage of pulmonary pathology (from gross to microscopic) and physiology (pressure,

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