This book is divided into 12 section on the heart, the lungs, and the "bridge," or pulmonary circulation. There follows in sequence detailed considerations of the normal anatomy with special reference to areas and tissues vulnerable to malfunction and disease, technics for examination, cardiovascular disease, obstructive and restrictive conditions of the chest, physiologic therapy, and the evaluation of pulmonary disability. Chapter topics of timely interest are coronary heart disease, emphysema, bronchopulmonary conditions in infants and children, physiologic sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis, resuscitation, and the relation of environmental influences to cardiopulmonary physiology, notably atmospheric conditions of cities, altitude physiology, diving and submarine operations, and blast biology. Elucidation is gained through drawings, photographs, and a significant chapter on the response to therapeutic procedures.
To mix in one book the contributions and spirit of William Harvey, Robert Hooke, G. A. Borelli, John Hutchinson, and their successors in the realm of cardiopulmonary physiology is