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Contours of Breathing


About Contours of Breathing volumes 1 and 2

“Contours of Breathing” is based on a series of lectures on respiratory physiology for second-year medical students. The material has been supplemented on the basis of experience gained in different teaching situations relative to clinical application of lung function tests. Internationally accepted views, development and agreed concepts may be found together with personal findings and ideas.

The two books comprise an arrangement of illustrations with corresponding short texts. The degree of difficulty varies from one illustration to another, depending on the topic.
Abbreviations, terms, definitions, and basic concepts are explained in the appendix.

You can download each separate chapter

Contours of breathing 1
1. Gas transport (5.6 MB)
2. Structure and function (8 MB)
3. Volumes and ventilatory capacity (5.5 MB)
4. Gas flow dynamics (7.2 MB)
5. Lung mechanics (14.9 MB)
6. Appendix (5.2 MB)

Contours of breathing 2
6. Ventilation (19.5 MB)
7. Pulmonary circulation (6.1 MB)
8. Diffusion (6.5 MB)
9. Gas transport (20.4 MB)
10. Ventilation/perfusion (12.9 MB)
11. Control of breathing (13.6 MB)

Powerpoint presentations:
1. Gas transport (5.1 MB)
2. Structure and function (4.0 MB)
3. Volume and ventilatory capacity (4.8 MB)
4. Gas flow dynamics (3.4 MB)
5. Lung mechanics (6.6 MB)
6. Ventilation (4.6 MB)
7. Pulmonary circulation (4.9 MB)
8. Diffusion (2.3 MB)
9. Gas transport (8.8 MB)
10. Ventilation/perfusion (3.9 MB)
11. Control of breathing (4.9 MB)

These books were originally distributed by C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Ingelheim am Rhein, 1979. Paul Enright performed the mammoth task of painstakingly scanning the text and figures.

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