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Article Contents

TITLE PAGE

1.INTRODUCTION

2.DISTRIBUTION OF INDIVIDUAL OB STARS
2.1.Overview
2.2.Direct Star Counts/Census

3.STELLAR MODELS AND OBSERVATIONS
3.1.Recent Progress in the Input Physics
3.2.Metallicity Effects in Massive Stars
3.3.Main Sequence Evolution
3.4.The Eddington Limit and LBV Stars
3.5.Blue and Red Supergiants

4.W-R STARS: OBSERVATIONS AND PREDICTIONS
4.1.Overview
4.2.Subtypes and Chemical Abundances
4.3.Physical Properties
4.4.Initial Masses, Lifetimes, Formation
4.5.W-R Statistics

5.MASSIVE STARS IN STARBURSTS
5.1.Integrated Spectra of Galaxies
5.2.Global Properties

6.CONCLUSIONS

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