March 16, 1970

Diseases of the Chest

Author Affiliations

University of Colorado Denver


by H Corwin Hinshaw, ed 3; 799 pp, 691 illus, $25, Canada $27, Philadelphia, London, and Toronto, WB Saunders Co, 1969.

JAMA. 1970;211(11):1859. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170110065030

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This book remains preeminent among the general textbooks dealing with pulmonary disease and is recommended highly. It distills the experience of one man—H. Corwin Hinshaw with, however, the assistance of Drs. Carman and Young in an excellent chapter dealing with the clinical applications of pulmonary function tests and, perhaps as a portent for the future, a valuable last chapter describing pulmonary diseases of occupational origin written by H. C. Hinshaw, Jr.

This third edition has been extensively rewritten and in general is quite current and topical. Written at a clinical level for physicans dealing with patients, it has the great advantage of expressing the experience and philosophy of one man. Because of its general clinical orientation, this book does not attempt to summarize current investigational studies in enzyme chemistry or the ultrastructure of alveolar cells. However, the clinical syndromes and their management are well described.

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