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This volume is the fifth of a work of eleven volumes on normal and pathologic physiology. A general preface points out that a treatise of this sort, while emphasizing the value of facts in the development of the present position of a science, should also point out the imperfections and the unfinished nature of the knowledge.
The work purports, in spite of its size, to be merely elementary, treating only of what is indispensable to a solid foundation of pathology.
The subdivisions of the subject "Respiration" have, as in the other volumes of the work, been written by various authors, as follows: "The General Principles of Tissue Respiration," by P. Thomas; "The Histophysiology and Biochemistry of the Lungs, and Pulmonary Ventilation" (mechanics, pulmonary circulation, comparative physiology and the pleura, by L. Binet; a long and interesting chapter, "Gaseous Exchange," by L. Dautrebande; "The Internal Functions of the Lungs, Exclusive of
Traité de physiologie normale et pathologique. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(6):1021. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160180195016
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