Pulmonary Physiology in Clinical Practice.

George N. Bedell, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(5):629. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03860170111041.
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This book is another attempt to present pulmonary physiology to general practitioners, internists, pediatricians, surgeons and others in clinical practice, in a language they speak and understand. It is somewhat more lengthy than the book by Dr. B. H. Bass. Any new book should be judged at least in part by the uniqueness of its presentation and by new information which it supplies. This book is not unique in the way the material is presented nor is any new information presented. The main reason for its being written was to present the concepts of pulmonary physiology to physicians in a clear, simple, understandable fashion. From the scientific standpoint, I find the book completely accurate. There are no serious errors. As with any book that tends to simplify a complex subject, much important material has been omitted. The word "maximal breathing capacity" does not appear in the index, although there is


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