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Bass' small book is beautifully printed and equally well-illustrated with sketches and legible charts. The material presented ranges from descriptions of basic pulmonary physiological apparatus (including some technical details of testing) to fairly complex discussion of physiological variables not readily measured in this country. Body plethysmographs are not usual or standard laboratory equipment, even in many pulmonary laboratories.
Providing the reader already has acquired some familiairty with the basic vocabulary in this subspecialty, the physiological material is presented with particular lucidity; however, the lack of a glossary may be frustrating for some. Unfortunately, in the Bohr equation for determining dead
Pulmonary Function in Clinical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:597–598. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-597_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):597-598.
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