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November 19, 1982

Pulmonary Physiology

JAMA. 1982;248(19):2526. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330190072043

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This book was designed to provide first-year medical students and paramedical personnel with a complete background in pulmonary physiology sufficient to understand clinical medicine.

Each chapter begins with a series of objectives. Suggested readings for each chapter are appended at the end of the book, along with a few selected study questions.

The manuscript is interestingly organized along the lines of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute care curriculum with regard to a major topic. The objectives, however, are more detailed and expanded in number. The format is designed for easy reading and study. This volume includes most subject material that a first-year student might need, but the explanations are often very brief.

As one checks through the book, universally taught topics are mentioned: anatomic and physiological dead space are covered in five pages, while closing volume is reviewed in 1 1/2 pages of script. The response to exercise