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Dr. Gracey has collaborated with 13 colleagues from the Mayo Clinic and 8 others to produce a very effective update of pulmonary medicine. The 17 chapters review the major aspects of pulmonary medicine for the general practitioner. Although all the material presented is available elsewhere in review articles or textbooks, I found the presentations clear and complete, and therefore useful as a handy reference.
Of particular interest are the second, third, and eighth chapters, which emphasized the effects of aging on lung structure, function, defense mechanisms, and chronic disease presentations.
One problem is the rather uneven referencing by the various
Pulmonary Disease in the Adult.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-3-435_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(3):435.
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