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October 18, 1995

Pathology of the Lung

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UCLA Health Science Center Los Angeles, Calif

 

edited by William M. Thurlbeck and Andrew M. Churg, 2nd ed, 1178 pp, with illus, $199, ISBN 0-86577-534-6, New York, NY, Thieme Medical Publishers, 1995.

JAMA. 1995;274(15):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530150070040

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Abstract

This is the second edition of Thurlbeck and Churg's textbook, coming seven years after the first edition and, at 1178 pages and 10 lb, 346 pages longer and 3½ lb heavier. It is about as large a text as can be published in one volume with conventional binding, and I suspect that with regular use the book's spine is not going to last very long.

One half of the 24 authors are Canadian, and, of these, eight are from Vancouver. Many are well known, and their expertise is reflected in the chapters they have written. The editors' chapters— "Lung Growth and Development," "Quantitative Anatomy," and "Chronic Air Flow Obstruction" by Thurlbeck and "Occupational Lung Disease" and "Diseases of the Pleura" by Churg—likewise reflect their experience.

At 147 pages, the chapter "Interstitial Lung Disease" by Colby and the late Charles Carrington is virtually a textbook in itself. The first nine chapters,

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