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Respiratory Disease in the Elderly Patient

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1237 (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1237
  1. Husayn Al Mahdy

    Ed Martin J Connolly Chapman and Hall, £45, pp 322 ISBN 0 412 56830 6

    Over the past few years interest in respiratory diseases affecting elderly people has been growing. The publication of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly Patient is timely in bringing together recent advances in respiratory physiology and pathology in a systematic fashion.

    The book makes an important contribution in highlighting the somewhat atypical manifestation of asthma in the elderly. Asthma is still underdiagnosed in this group of patients, and awareness of it is …

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