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Many works have been published on the human lung, but since the time of William Snow Miller no one has presented as detailed and comprehensive a study of the microscopic anatomy of this structure. We find in this book, moreover, not only the results of an extensive individual investigation of the gross and microscopic anatomy of the lung, but also an attempt to correlate such anatomical facts with both physiologic and pathologic states in the pulmonary systems.
In recent years the lungs have received more attention and have become more important clinically than ever before. This has been due not only to the marked increase in the incidence of and mortality from carcinoma of the lung, but also to the rising incidence and morbidity associated with pulmonary emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, far advanced pulmonary tuberculosis, and pulmonary insufficiency secondary to cardiac disease. If we are to understand these pathologic processes and
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