The Pediatric Lung.
- GEORGE RUSSELL, Consultant Paediatrician
The Pediatric Lung. Edited by RW Wilmott. (Pp 331 hardback; DM228.) Birkhauser Verlag AG, 1997. ISBN 3-764-35703-7.
One of a series on respiratory pharmacology and pharmacotherapy,The Pediatric Lung deals with the drug treatment of lung disease in children. Topics range from long established medications such as cromones and corticosteroids to recent developments such as gene therapy, nitric oxide, and the pharmacological manipulation of non-CFTR ion channels in cystic fibrosis. These are dealt with comprehensively and systematically, and the editor has succeeded in imposing uniformity of style, which makes the book easy to read, and even easier …