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Publication of the first edition of Paul Wood's text on cardiology in 1950 with its brilliant synthesis of clinical and physiologic data revolutionized our thinking in cardiology. Wood's clinicophysiologic classification of the various forms of pulmonary hypertension opened the way to a prodigious amount of physiologic and clinical investigations of the lesser circulation. Despite the lack of a noninvasive method to permit easy assessment of the pulmonary circulation, much has been learned about its behavior over the last few decades. Weir and Reeves, who have made important contributions to our understanding of the pulmonary circulation, have compiled and edited a
Pulmonary Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-724_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):724.
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