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In the past decade, the field of bronchopulmonary disease has developed so rapidly that it is recognized as an integral part of internal medicine and thoracic surgery. Until recently knowledge of this subject was meager, and many patients died as a result of undiagnosed and untreated conditions in this field. Today, many of these patients may be cured and others improved and have longer life. The tremendous progress in fundamental knowledge has greatly facilitated the diagnosis and management of these diseases. The need for an up-to-date, compact, authoritative, and comprehensive compilation on diagnosis and treatment was the basic motive for preparing this volume. A unique feature is the emphasis on certain aspects of embryology, anatomy, physiology, and pathology essential to the understanding of this complex subject and the inclusion of principles of medical and surgical treatment. The practicing physician should be familiar with all facets of this developing field, calling
Bronchopulmonary Diseases: Basic Aspects, Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 1957;165(7):906. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980250140029
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