Asthma: Current Perspectives
Mosby-Wolfe, 1996 - Medical - 128 pages
This detailed text provides a comprehensively illustrated account of the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of asthma. An indispensable aid to those involved in treating asthma patients, this volume contains the latest advances in research and treatment and a full discussion of the most up-to-date national and international treatment guidelines. The book features top-quality images illustrating the clinical features of the disease and specially drawn tables, graphs and schematic diagrams that aid in a fuller understanding of the disease process.
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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ASTHMA
PATHOLOGY OF ASTHMA
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