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I have to confess that I was misled by the title of this book into supposing that it dealt essentially with the mechanics of the lungs and chest wall. In fact, the subtitle is the more informative, since the author's aim is "a discussion of respiratory function from the viewpoint of the medical mechanical engineer, the surgeon."
The first nine chapters give an exposition of respiratory physiology at a fairly elementary level on the whole but allot more than the usual textbook space—indeed, the longest chapter in the book—to the mechanical properties of the respiratory system and thereby perhaps justifying
The Mechanical Basis of Respiration. An Approach to Respiratory Pathophysiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:969. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-969_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):969.
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