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Pulmonary Physiology (Lange Physiology) [Paperback]

Michael G. Levitzky
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January 9, 2007 0071437754 978-0071437752 7
Learn and understand essential concepts rather than just memorize facts

Concise, yet complete, Pulmonary Physiology 7e provides students with a solid background in the areas of pulmonary physiology essential for an understanding of clinical medicine. The figures, key concepts, tables, and appendices summarize the material in the book and provide an outstanding review for the USMLE Step 1.



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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.

From the Back Cover

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.


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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars The Basics and More October 13, 2001
Format:Paperback
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need for pulmonary phys. June 8, 2007
By J. Tate
Format:Paperback
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
5.0 out of 5 stars the best medical pulmonary physiology book. ever. February 16, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, even better in person! February 22, 2006
Format:Paperback
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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUCH BETTER THAN WEST'S July 10, 2005
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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
1.0 out of 5 stars Sloppy and convoluted June 10, 2005
Format:Paperback
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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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disapponted July 9, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book was confusing at times. Not as clearly written as the review on the back cover says. I read the Lange Cardiovascular Physiology book and it was written much better. I am probably being overly generous by giving this book 3 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
I had the privilege of being taught by the writer of this book. A perfect companion to any Med-Phys course. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jordan Harry
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent
I had a great experience.All my expectations were filled.The discharge is made ​​easy.It's nice presentation.The Kindle application for all devices is fabulous.
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Published 17 months ago by MARIA VICTORIA ALZATE ATEHORTUA
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent physiology help for Respiratory Therapy students
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! Read more
Published on October 27, 2010 by L. Johnson
2.0 out of 5 stars Dozens of typos in the Kindle version
Dozens in just the two chapters I have covered so far. Essentially any formula that is inline with the text of a paragraph has errors. Read more
Published on October 9, 2010 by R. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource!
I purchased this book as an adjunct to my required textbooks for anatomy and physiology class for CRNAs. It is concise and well organized. Read more
Published on April 29, 2010 by Anne M. Parson
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulmonary physiology shipped quick!!!
Great book! In great shape and was shipped faster than I ever anticipated from Amazon!! Thank You!!
Published on April 21, 2010 by Jeremy M. Ussery
1.0 out of 5 stars what a POS
I could not recommend a worse book. You are better off with a BRS series or Lippincott's Pathophysiology. Read more
Published on April 8, 2010 by ms1
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent survey
Not a medic and only superficially knowledgeable, I was looking for a summary of pulmonary functioning. This book is very helpful, especially the questions & answers. Read more
Published on February 14, 2008 by John
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