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Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders

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Second edition. Volumes 1., 2, and 3. By Fishman Alfred P.. . 2559 pages. McGraw-Hill Book Company; , New York: , 1988.. $265.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(5):415-416. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-110-5-415_4
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This book is a textbook of medicine as seen through the eyes of a pulmonologist. The latest version represents a significant advance from the 1980 edition; it is typified by an expansion of the text (from two to three volumes) and inclusion of new chapters and information (for example, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, nutrition and respiratory failure, complications of drug abuse, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS], airway smooth muscle). The overall format, however, remains that of a multiauthored text that attempts to cover basic textbook information about pulmonary and respiratory anatomy and physiology in health and disease, as



lung diseases

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