January 1974

Functional Anatomy and Histology of the Lung.

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By Chuzo Nagaishi, MD. Price, $49.50. Pp 295. University Park Press, Chamber of Commerce Building, Baltimore, 21202, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(1):159-160. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320130161025

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This is an unusual book on the anatomy of the lung. The outstanding quality of its 359 illustrations, the pertinence of its 20 tables and charts, and the succinctness and clarity of the text alone would be sufficient to make it a valuable document worthy of the attention of any student of chest diseases. When such a work has, in addition, the flavor of the clinical approach of an eminent thoracic surgeon and his worthy colleagues, it deserves to be recognized as unique in our time.

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and chatting with Professor Nagaishi, a charming person with a great sense of humor. He is admired and respected by all who have known him.

Forewords written by nine outstanding scientists throughout the world attest to the excellence of this text.

The book is organized into six sections: bronchoalveolar, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, muscular, and pulmonary pleura. In

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