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The authors state in the preface, "The classic approach of the clinician towards a patient who is suffering from respiratory disease has been based on the determination of the morphology of the disease process by means of a thorough and systematic clinical, radiological and clinical-pathological assessment. This approach is still important, but in addition to being able to determine the type of pathological process which has developed, the clinician must have an appreciation of the mechanisms by which the symptoms and the abnormal signs are produced. In the course of many lectures to and tutorials with undergraduate 'students' of respiratory
Respiration in Health and Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:813. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-56-5-813
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(5_Part_1):813.
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