The Pneumonias

  • Monroe Karetzky
  • Burke A. Cunha
  • Robert D. Brandstetter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Leonard D. Epifano, Robert D. Brandstetter
    Pages 1-14
  3. Robert D. Brandstetter
    Pages 15-25
  4. Monroe Karetzky
    Pages 26-47
  5. Monroe Karetzky
    Pages 48-105
  6. Robert D. Brandstetter
    Pages 145-155
  7. Monroe Karetzky
    Pages 156-198
  8. Monroe Karetzky
    Pages 199-254
  9. Burke A. Cunha
    Pages 255-276
  10. Robert D. Brandstetter
    Pages 277-287
  11. Burke A. Cunha
    Pages 288-312
  12. Robert D. Brandstetter, Andrew Pugliese
    Pages 313-319
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 320-328

About this book


It is a pleasure to contribute a brief foreword to this new, comprehensive 1980s saw an explosion of knowledge in pul­ text on the pneumonias. The is every reason to expect it to continue through monary science, and there the end of the century. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the important advances, even in a restricted area of interest. For this reason, books such as the present one that collate the latest findings on an important clinical topic in a convenient, readable form provide a valuable service. This book is a salutary reminder that there is life beyond molecular and cell biology. Important though these disciplines are, some of us regret the lemming-like rush into these fashionable fields at the expense of more traditional pulmonary science. One result of this rush has been an increas­ ingly large number of residents and fellows who are unable to interpret the results of blood gas assays or who are completely at sea when presented with a patient who requires mechanical ventilation. The present perception that research funding is available only in molecular and cell biology has produced some unfortunate distortion of training programs. I pity the poor medical student in some of our most prestigious medical schools who is taught by a molecular biologist or neurophysiologist how the lung works. I wish the book well.


breathing diagnosis epidemiology etiology hospital infection infections infectious lung pathogenesis pathophysiology physiology syndromes treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Monroe Karetzky
    • 1
  • Burke A. Cunha
    • 2
  • Robert D. Brandstetter
    • 3
  1. 1.Newark Beth Israel HospitalNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Infectious Disease Division, Department of MedicineWinthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA
  3. 3.Critical Care DivisionNew Rochelle Hospital Medical CenterNew RochelleUSA

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