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September 12, 1931

Studien über die Entstehung und den Verlauf der Lungenkrankheiten.

JAMA. 1931;97(11):803. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730110053043

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This book is of value to the clinician as well as to the pathologist because of the author's clinical experience and interest, which are reflected in his presentation of the subject. The part played in the origin and course of diseases of the lungs by the character of the lungs themselves, as well as by other factors, is described. In the six chapters devoted to physiology it is shown that variations in respiratory volume of the alveoli are unequal in the various parts of the lung, least in the paravertebral-cranial and greatest in the lateral-caudal portion; that even in the lobules the variations are greater in the peripheral than in the central portions; that alveolar ventilation is proportional to the variation in respiratory volume; that the average blood and probably also the lymph content is least in the supra-thoracal portion, increasing caudad. The author's conclusions, based on physiologic studies, are

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