Respiratory Medicine

An Asian Perspective


Edited by Mary Ip, Moira Chan-Yeung, Wah Kit Lam, and Nan Shan Zhong

ISBN : 978-962-209-693-6

Medicine, Health Sciences, Public Health

January 2005

512 pages, 7″ x 10″

  • HK$495.00

This is the first book to focus on respiratory health and diseases in Asia, where 60% of the world’s population reside. It is well known that disease patterns and health care delivery vary in different parts of the world. With divergent socioeconomic background, genetic makeup and environmental factors, health care issues take on a unique perspective in Asia.

In this volume, respiratory health and diseases are presented and discussed with relevance to their unique epidemiology and management in Asia. The chapters are contributed by professional leaders who are highly respected for their clinical expertise in respiratory medicine in different parts of Asia. Many of them are internationally renowned for their academic excellence. Their collective extensive experience offers a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable to readers not only in Asia but also to other parts of the world. The high mobility of populations exposes clinicians to people from all over the world in their daily clinical practice. This informative book is a useful reference equally for medical students, clinicians in training and respiratory specialists.

The editors of this volume are Professors Mary Ip, Moira Chan-Yeung and Wah Kit Lam of the University of Hong Kong, and Professor Nan Shan Zhong, Director of the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease.

“The book is of undoubted value to internists and pulmonary specialists practising or training in Asia, but it will also be useful to doctors elsewhere who are looking for ‘an Asian perspective’ when caring for their patients. The editors, who are among the unquestioned leaders in the burgeoning field of respiratory medicine, are to be congratulated for an accomplishment that will benefit physicians in all corners of the world.” —John F. Murray, coeditor of Textbook of Respiratory Medicine