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Molecular Biology of the Lung: Volume I, Emphysema and Infection. Volume II, Asthma and Cancer.
  1. Robert M Senior

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    Stockley RA, ed. (£205.00.) Birkhauser Verlag, 1998. ISBN 3 7643 5969 2.

    About 10 years ago the American Thoracic Society and the American Physiological Society each launched a new journal dedicated to cell and molecular biology of the lung. These actions reflected appreciation of the skyrocketing growth occurring in these areas of lung research. Molecular Biology of the Lung, Volumes I and II, is another indicator of how far the field of lung cell and molecular biology has progressed.

    The subtitles for these volumes, “Emphysema and Infection” for Volume I, and “Asthma and Cancer” for Volume II, show that the study of lung cell and molecular biology has extended to lung diseases. Indeed, “Diseases” could have been added to the book's title …

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