This journal aims to provide its readers with a swift, yet complete, current awareness service. This is achieved both by the scope and structure of the journal, key features of which are:
• Careful selection of relevant abstracts (and other bibliographic data) from the latest issues of 4,000 leading international biomedical journals.
• The arrangement, within each issue, of abstracts into separate chapters devoted to a specific topic. The journal covers all aspects of lung and respiratory tract diseases, thoracic surgery and tuberculosis and includes, respiratory infections, mediastinal and pleural diseases, chronic chest diseases, allergy and bronchial asthma and neoplastic disease. Cardiovascular surgery is not covered as it is covered in Section 18: Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiovascular Surgery. Additional relevant information may be found in Section 35: Occupational Health and Industrial Medicine.
• Detailed author and keyword indexes to allow the reader to locate items of special interest.