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In attempting to summarize the extensive literature on chronic obstructive diseases of the lung and to review diagnostic and therapeutic principles in these diseases, Drs. Rodman and Sterling have undertaken a prodigious task. The result is a lengthy text that is generally well written, well organized, and adequately indexed. Illustrations and printing are of good quality. Two thirds of the book is devoted to "diagnosis," the remainder to therapy.
It is unfortunate that the topic under discussion varies throughout the book between anatomical emphysema and the more general subject of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Failure to remain focused on one
Pulmonary Emphysema and Related Lung Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;71:673–674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-673_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):673-674.
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