Contours of Breathing
“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 publication is an arrangement of
illustrations with corresponding short texts.
The degree of difficulty varies from one illustration to another, depending on the topic.
The reader should select what interests him at his own level of knowledge.
Abbreviations, terms, definitions, and basic concepts are explained in the appendix.
This volume comprises the following chapters:
1. Gas transport
2. Structure and function
3. Volume and ventilatory capacity
4. Gas flow dynamics
5. Lung mechanics
This book was originally distributed by C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Ingelheim am Rhein, 1979.
Paul Enright performed the mammoth task of painstakingly scanning text and figures.