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January 16, 1981

Lung Disease: State of the Art, 1978-1979

JAMA. 1981;245(3):289. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310280057038

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This monograph contains 13 state of the art articles originally published in the American Review of Respiratory Disease and is the fifth of a series that started in 1974. Each chapter was selected because of its importance and for its treatment of new advances in lung disease knowledge. Complete reviews of all the topics are provided by expert authors. Each contains an extensive bibliography, an invaluable resource to the reader. All of the material should be of great interest to the practicing clinician and to the investigator and teacher.

The chapters "Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria and Associated Diseases" and "Blastomycosis" are the best and most complete reviews of these uncommon but important chronic infections available in the current literature. The complex subjects of growth and development, genetics, and malformations of the respiratory system are expertly elucidated in two chapters that should prove to be classics. The nerve supply to the lungs is