ROBERT B. STONEHILL; JOEL E. REED, M.D.
The modern clinical approach to a patient should take into consideration not only the pathologic and etiologic aspects of his disorder but also his functional impairment and potentialities.
Accurate functional evaluation of the several components of respiration has been possible in the research environment for several years, and methodology is continually being improved. For the most part, this has been out of reach of the average practicing clinician and his patient. A complete evaluation of pulmonary function includes studies of all four of its basic components: ventilation or the bellows action of the lungs, distribution and mixing of the
STONEHILL RB, REED JE. SIMPLIFIED PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY FOR OFFICE PRACTICE1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:106–115. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-1-106
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(1):106-115.
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