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Pulmonary Function: A Guide for Clinicians

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1521
  1. Karen Welty-Wolf

    Pulmonary function testing has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1800s, when John Hutchinson made the first measurements of vital capacity using what has since become the modern spirometer. In the practice of pulmonary medicine today these physiological measurements of lung function have become an integral part of the diagnosis and management of respiratory disorders. There are many excellent texts that decribe the techniques for performing and guidelines for interpreting these tests, and it is hard to make a case in such a market …

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