Containing more than 150 images of the highest quality, An Atlas of Induced Sputum: An Aid for Research and Diagnosis is the first comprehensive clinical guide on the application of this diagnostic technique to non-infectious inflammatory diseases. The book includes contributions from leading experts in this rapidly growing field who were participants in the Task Force on Induced sputum sponsored by the European Respiratory Society and chaired by the editors of this Atlas, Drs. Djukanovic and Sterk. Presenting numerous graphs and illustrations, the atlas expertly describes techniques and procedures and provides clear recommendations for sputum induction and analysis based on the European Respiratory Society Task Force report. A diagnostic reference for pulmonologists, the atlas does double duty as an instructive text for residents and physicians in training.