The Lung in the Transition Between Health and Disease. Edited by Macklem Peter T. Permutt Solbert. pages. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York and Basel, 1979. Price, $39.75.

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Abstract

Detailed, authoritative surveys of pulmonary airways structure and airflow characteristics in relation to chronic obstructive lung disease, both early and late. Attention is also given to pathogenic considerations of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, smoking, and air pollution. The surveys unfortunately are not well integrated into a coherent monograph, and this may account for the unclear title.

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