Lung surfactant: a personal perspective.

@article{Clements1997LungSA,
  title={Lung surfactant: a personal perspective.},
  author={John C. Clements},
  journal={Annual review of physiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={59},
  pages={1-21}
}
This perspective tells the story of the discovery, characterization, and understanding of the surfactant system of the lung; of how investigators from many disciplines studied the system, stimulated by the demonstration of surfactant deficiency in respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn; and of how the resulting knowledge formed a basis for highly successful surfactant substitution treatment for this syndrome. The chapter includes personal reminiscences and reflections of the author and… CONTINUE READING
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