Family Medicine pp 993-1029 | Cite as

Pulmonary Medicine

  • Noel J. Watson
  • John C. Wright


Disease of the respiratory system, both acute and chronic, is common in family practice, and is likely to be even more prevalent in the future as environmental exposure to potentially toxic materials increases (8, 42) . Although this chapter is organized around disease topics, the so-called common clinical entities, it is intended that a patient and family centered approach will be emphasized. Stressed are clinical clues to early diagnosis, problem-solving in family practice, early intervention, and prevention within the context of family.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary Embolism Family Physician Force Vital Capacity Bacterial Pneumonia 
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