Medicine And Books

Cystic Fibrosis

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:239
  1. David M Orenstein

    Ed Dennis J Shale BMJ Publishing Group, £25, pp 162 ISBN 0 7279 0826 X

    The past decade and a half has been a time of intense interest and activity in many topics related to cystic fibrosis—once a baby-killing scourge, and still the most common life-shortening inherited disease among white populations. From being the interest of a small band of paediatricians, cystic fibrosis has now become relevant to general practitioners, adult generalists, and paediatric and adult respiratory specialists, as well as those with an interest in genetics, reproductive biology, or the molecular bases of epithelial transport.

    These changes are reflected in Cystic Fibrosis, a new, small, …

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