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Our understanding of the scope of pulmonary disease from a physiologic, diagnostic, pathophysiologic, and therapeutic standpoint has grown over the past 20 years. So too has the scope of the excellent textbook edited by Baum and Wolinsky. The current edition has been divided into 11 parts, each dealing with a specific area of the lung and the conditions that affect it. A reader wanting to review pleural effusion need only go to one area of the book to find material on normal and abnormal pleural dynamics, diseases affecting the pleura, and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to these problems. The editors
Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:933. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-933_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):933.
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