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December 1973

Bronchopulmonary Diseases and Related Disorders.

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Communications to this Department may be sent directly to O'Neill Barrett, Jr., MD, Medical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, 13000 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612 or the Chief Editor for transmittal to him.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(6):909-910. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650120107020

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As an old medical book watcher I have become aware of the quality and quantity of books published in various medical clinical specialties. For example, there always has been a plethora of fine texts on cardiology and gastroenterology. Although the literature has been somewhat sparse in the past, in recent years there have been fine new books on hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, metabolism, and genetics. However, I have always believed that there is a curious dearth of current viable clinical textbooks on pulmonary diseases and connective tissue diseases (aside from rheumatology).

At least in pulmonary diseases, I feel the problem has been resolved; this Holman and Muschenheim production is a smashing "gap filler." It afforded me a most pleasurable weekend of exploring, probing, challenging, nibbling, and even reading a few entire sections.

This is a multiauthored (54) effort in which the editors have recruited some veteran clinician-investigators to write about

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