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The Resource Breath taking : the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs, Michael J. Stephen, MD

Breath taking : the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs, Michael J. Stephen, MD

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Breath taking : the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs
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Breath taking
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the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs
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Michael J. Stephen, MD
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Power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs
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eng
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"We take an average of 7.5 million breaths a year and some 600 million in our lifetime, and what goes on in our body each time oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide expelled is nothing short of miraculous. 'Our lungs are the lynchpin between our bodies and the outside world,' writes Dr. Michael J. Stephen. And yet, we take our lungs for granted until we're incapacitated and suddenly confronted with their vital importance. In Breath Taking, pulmonologist Michael J. Stephen takes us on a journey to shed original and much-needed light on our neglected and extraordinary lungs, at a most critical societal moment. He relates the history of oxygen on Earth and the evolutionary origins of breathing, and explores the healing power of breath and its spiritual potential. He explains in lay terms the links our lungs have with our immune system and with society at large. And he offers illuminating chronicles of pulmonary research and discovery-from Galen in the ancient world to pioneers of lung transplant-and poignant human stories of resilience and recovery-from the frantic attempts to engage his own son's lungs at birth to patients he treats for cystic fibrosis today. Despite great advances in science, our lungs are ever more threatened. Asthma is more prevalent than ever; rising stress levels make our lungs vulnerable to disease; and COVID-19 has revealed that vulnerability in historic ways. In this time, Breath Taking offers inspiration and hope to millions whose lungs are affected and vital perspective to us all"--
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Stephen, Michael J
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612.2/4
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QP121
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.S744 2021
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non fiction
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the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs
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Breath taking : the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs, Michael J. Stephen, MD
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293) and index
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Prologue : Lungs = life -- Part I : The past : the lungs shaped our beginnings, physically and spiritually. Oxygen, then existence -- We must inhale and exhale. but why? -- An infant's drive to breathe -- The extraordinary healing power of the breath -- Part II : The present : our lungs -- and us -- against the world. A window onto the immune system -- The lungs and the common good -- Nicotine seduction and stem cells -- Health is not the absence of disease : climate change -- Exposures unnecessary : time does not heal all wounds -- Part III : The future : the lungs provide a vision of what's to come. Curing the incurable -- Getting personal with the lungs -- The breath and the voice -- The miracle of lung transplant -- Part IV : Life, love, and the lungs. The greatest medical story never told -- Cystic fibrosis, the most heartbreaking lung desease
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on1204267144
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24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
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xv, 311 pages
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9780802149312
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2020049197
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40030347147
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1204267144
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Breath taking : the power, fragility, and future of our extraordinary lungs, Michael J. Stephen, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Lungs = life -- Part I : The past : the lungs shaped our beginnings, physically and spiritually. Oxygen, then existence -- We must inhale and exhale. but why? -- An infant's drive to breathe -- The extraordinary healing power of the breath -- Part II : The present : our lungs -- and us -- against the world. A window onto the immune system -- The lungs and the common good -- Nicotine seduction and stem cells -- Health is not the absence of disease : climate change -- Exposures unnecessary : time does not heal all wounds -- Part III : The future : the lungs provide a vision of what's to come. Curing the incurable -- Getting personal with the lungs -- The breath and the voice -- The miracle of lung transplant -- Part IV : Life, love, and the lungs. The greatest medical story never told -- Cystic fibrosis, the most heartbreaking lung desease
Control code
on1204267144
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780802149312
Lccn
2020049197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030347147
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1204267144

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