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April 1985, Volume 35, Issue 4

Special Communication

Letter to tile Editor

Dear Sir,

We have read with interest the paper by Amjad Hamid and Saadat Mi Khan: Peak expiratory flow rate in healthy Adults (J.P.M.A. 34: 363, Dec. 1984).
While studying the highianders of Misgar (3200 m.) in the North of Hunza, we studied chest measurements and spirome try (Calculair, Hospal U.S.A.) and found no significant difference as compared to controls in Peshawar, in the chest volume and index, forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in the first second and peak expiratory flow. We concluded that adapative thoracic cage and apulnionary function changes did not occur in the residents of Misgar at altitude 3200 m (Jafary et al. 1985).

Maqbool H. Jafary
J.J.Hospital, Al-Haroon, Garden Road Karachi.


1. Jafary, M.H. , Ilyas M., Ahmad, 3. Chest measurements and spirometry in the highianders of Misgar Man, mountain and Medicine, PHF 4.2. under publication, 1985.


1. In the Case Report. “Liver Seintiscan in Budd Chiari Syndrome” in JPMA, December 1984. The figure is facing te right side of the page causing some difficulty in understanding the accompanying legend. The printing error is regretted.
2. In the article “Dependence in Matran Panjgur revisted” in January 1985 JPMA. Misprint appeared in table II on page 12, Mean Age 26 years (range 13 - 14 years). The range should be read as 13 40 years.

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