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December 1970

The Mechanical Basis of Respiration.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(6):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310120137022

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Abstract

In the preface, Peters indicates that it was his intent to present a discussion of respiratory function and malfunction from the viewpoint of the medical mechanical engineer, the surgeon, rather than to write an exhaustive compendium of respiratory pathophysiology. He has succeeded admirably in this aim and has produced a well written book with a fine balance between normal and pathological physiology and the clinical application of this knowledge.

In addition to the treatment of physiological material expected in a text of this sort, chapters are included which provide succinct reviews of the effects on pulmonary function of environment and drugs, effects of aging and disease, effects of thoracic and extrathoracic trauma and thoracic surgical procedures. The use of respirators in surgical care is discussed briefly, and the chapter on pulmonary transplantation by Hutchin provides a good summary. There is a selected bibliography for further reading.

As expected, the strongest

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