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Volumetric Composition of the Human Lung

  • Ewald R. Weibel
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Abstract

The human lung contains a variety of structures, which were briefly described in Chapter II. They are distributed throughout the organ in a more or less “random” fashion (see p. 10). At various points of the subsequent analysis we shall refer to the relative volumes occupied by these components. We shall, therefore, first attempt a volumetric analysis of the composition of the human lung.

Keywords

Human Lung Point Counting Volumetric Analysis Interlobular Septum Alveolar Duct 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewald R. Weibel
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  1. 1.Department of CytologyThe Rockefeller InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.The Cardiopulmonary Laboratory of The Chest ServiceBellevue HospitalNew YorkUSA

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