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This is a competent book but not an exciting one. It is well-outlined, the text is readable, figures and diagrams are clear, and the appendix, the glossary, and the index are useful. It covers the physiology of the gas transfer in lung briefly but usually adequately. However, it is dull, perhaps partly because it conveys the impression that most questions about the physiology of the lung have been and can be answered with time-honored methods. There is no indication that many processes literally cry for explanations, fresh viewpoints, and new ideas. For instance, surfactant is treated as an essential for
Respiratory Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1354–1355. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1354_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1354-1355.
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