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Lung Sounds: A Practical Guide

      The objective of this short monograph and audiotape is clearly stated in the preface: they “have been developed to teach students in nursing, respiratory therapy, physician assistants, and medical school programs about lung sounds.” For clinicians, the text is considered “a review and update.” The monograph is divided into five chapters. The first reviews anatomic and physiologic features of the lungs and chest wall. Chapter 2, “Clinical Assessment of the Pulmonary Patient,” discusses the fundamentals of physical diagnosis. Chapter 3 is devoted to the nomenclature and physics of the generation of lung sounds. Chapter 4 addresses the clinical application of lung sounds, and chapter 5 presents a series of case studies with questions and answers. The appendixes include a catalog of the lung sounds recorded on the audiotape and a posttest. The well-detailed index at the end of the book will help readers locate particular topics for review.
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