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Pulmonary Physiology (Lange Physiology) Paperback – January 9, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0071437752 ISBN-10: 0071437754 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Series: Lange Physiology
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 7 edition (January 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071437754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071437752
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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."..each topic is addressed in sufficient depth to make this a valuable resource.."..the content is accurate and well planned out.."..very useful introductory text in the study of human physiology. The design makes the text easily readable and not as tedious as many scientific texts. The illustrations are well thought out an enhance the salient points.."..the content accurate and error free. The book provides basic information in a very uncomplicated way. I would highly recommend the text..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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MASTERY OF CONCEPTS—NOT MEMORIZATION OF FACTS With Michael Levitzky’s clear and involving presentation of pulmonary physiology, you learn how and why the human respiratory system works—in a format that makes it easier to absorb and to integrate as you learn the physiology of other body systems.

FIRST CHOICE FOR PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY
* Offers a tried-and-trusted route to learning pulmonary physiology
* Provides you with objectives at the start of every chapter
* Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter with locators indicating the location of the material in the text
* Makes learning easier with enhanced illustrations of all essential concepts
* Reinforces learning with new study questions and clinical examples at the close of each chapter
* Explains difficult concepts thoroughly, without oversimplification
* Covers respiratory function under stress—exercise, altitude, and diving
* Offers the best review for the USMLE Step I
* Provides handy appendices of symbols, gas laws, equations, pulmonary function decision tree, and normal values table

STUDENTS LOVE LEVITZKY
“A wonderful book for anyone looking to learn pulmonary physiology ... concise and complete ... very readable and accessible to people with little to no experience in physiology and respiration.”

“Must have.... Perfect book for respiratorist and medical student.”
--online student reviews of the Fifth Edition --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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It is very clear and easy to understand for a medical student.
ubercaffeinated
Unless of course you feel the need to be lost in unnecessarily dense material, then by all means this is the book for you.
ms1
I would recommend this to anyone in a respiratory therapy program!
L. Johnson

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cactus Head on May 30, 2002
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I have this book and the West book. There is not question this book is better. West waves his hands at a lot of problems but never works them out in a detailed way. That isn't the way I learn. This book takes you through detailed solutions so you can better understand the concepts involved. I didn't have time to read the whole book but whenever I was confused by a professor I could look it up in this book and figure the problem out.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BJ Luria on October 13, 2001
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This is a wonderful book for anyone looking to learn pulmonary physiology, especially physio majors and medical students. It starts at a very basic level and proceeds through some of the more complicated topics (at least for me!!). I'm a first year medical student, and our first medical subject after basic sciences was pulmonary physiology. The professors recommended West, but a friend of mine was a physiology major in undergrad and recommended Levitzky. After reading the book, I was extremely happy with it. West may be more well known, but Levitzky's book provides a concise and complete explanation of the relavent topics, including structure and mechanics of the lungs, gas diffusion, and control and regulation of breathing. Very readable and accessible to people with little to no experience in physiology and respiration.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Tate on June 8, 2007
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An amazing book on the how pulmonary physiology really works. Extremely detailed and the ever so important quick read. You will not have to get another book concerning this topic. I may be a little biased as Levitzky was a professor at my school and I had first hand experience with him and his book. However, I was reassured when I saw 3 different Pulm/CC docs with his book on their shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ubercaffeinated on February 16, 2011
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Dr. Levitzky writes a great pulmonary physiology text. It is very clear and easy to understand for a medical student. I've had the opportunity to use both this book (in med school) and the West pulmonary physio book (during my master's program), and I have to say, for my medical education, Levitzky's book is the one I trust. He uses images and explanations from other books (West's included) to create a complete and thorough explanation of pulmonary function. He includes a lot of practice questions that are relavent to the understanding of the physiology and math. He is continually making improvements to his text, as evidenced during comparisons between the different editions. The most important thing about this book, is that the author, Dr. Levitzky, WRITES SOME OF THE PULMONARY PHYSIO QUESTIONS for the USMLE Step 1. If that is not reason enough to get this book and commit it to memory, I don't know what is.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OIT on July 10, 2005
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This is a great pulmonary physiology text that exceeds the commonly used text West text in both content and teaching. This text brings the concepts together whereas the text by John West often leaves key connections out.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By turbodorc on June 10, 2005
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I had to use this book because it was required for the physiology course I took, and the test questions were taken from it. However, it is the most sloppy textbook I have ever dealt with. It is so cryptical and convoluted, it actually makes the material HARDER to learn. (For example, bizarre acronyms are introduced in the answers to sample problems that are never even been discussed in the text itself.) The different sections of the book refer you back and forth to one another without explaining anything in a basic way. In addition, the index is terrible, so you can't even try to dope things out on your own. I would advise you to not get this book if you can avoid it, especially if you are a student trying to learn this material for the first time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LSU Med Student on February 22, 2006
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This is an excellent textbook. It basically mirrors Dr. L's lectures. If you've never heard him speak, you're missing out.
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I am a student in a respiratory therapy program. I bought this book to help me understand pulmonary physiology, and it has been a god-send! It's definitely heavy reading, and fact-dense, but it has been great for helping me understand alveolar ventilation and blood flow to the lung. It looks like it will be helpful in helping me learn about ventilation-perfusion relationships in future classes. I would recommend this to anyone in a respiratory therapy program!
Each chapter has a list of learning objectives, which is helpful when you are looking for information on a particular concept, and how it relates to other concepts.
I would NOT recommend this for students that are in a basic Anatomy and Physiology course. This book is far too in-depth for that, and would probably just be confusing.
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