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A Brief Summary of The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health

All the following information is cited from Lockwood, Alan H. The silent epidemic: coal and the hidden threat to health. Mit Press, 2012. Not opinions of Ruoding Shi

Introduction

About 45% of the energy used to generate electricity in the U.S. comes from burning coal, and 28.9% world coal reserves are in U.S. One third […]

What I have learned from Respiratory System at a Glance

Book Name: Ward, Jeremy PT, Jane Ward, and Richard M. Leach. The respiratory system at a glance. Vol. 19. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Examination of respiratory diseases

1) General

Hands, face and neck, tongue

2) Chest examination

3) Forced expiatory test

4) Lung volumes test and others

CX: X-ray and CXR: two-dimensional image

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