The Resource Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology, by John B. West, (electronic resource)

Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology, by John B. West, (electronic resource)

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Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology
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Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology
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by John B. West
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eng
Summary
This book consists of 23 essays about prominent people and events in the history of respiratory physiology. It provides a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology starting with Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology. The volume covers many aspects of the evolution of this important area of knowledge: pulmonary circulation, Boyle’s Law, pulmonary capillaries and alveoli, morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventilation, and comparative physiology. The book emphasizes societal and philosophical aspects of the history of science. Although it concentrates on physiology, it also describes how cultural movements, such as The Enlightenment, shaped the researchers discussed
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West, John B
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R131-687
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non fiction
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Perspectives in Physiology
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  • Medicine
  • Human physiology
  • Pneumology
  • Cytology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • History of Medicine
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Physiology
  • Pneumology/Respiratory System
  • Evolutionary Biology
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Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology, by John B. West, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology -- Ibn al-Nafis, the pulmonary circulation, and the Islamic Golden Age -- Torricelli and the ocean of air: the first measurement of barometric pressure -- Robert Boyle’s landmark book of 1660 with the first experiments on rarified air -- The original presentation of Boyle's Law -- Robert Hooke: Early respiratory physiologist, polymath, and mechanical genius -- Marcello Malpighi and the discovery of the pulmonary capillaries and alveoli -- Stephen Hales: neglected respiratory physiologist -- Joseph Black, carbon dioxide, latent heat, and the beginnings of the discovery of the respiratory gases -- Carl Wilhelm Scheele, the discoverer of oxygen, and a very productive chemist -- Joseph Priestley, oxygen, and the Enlightenment -- The collaboration of Antoine and Marie-Anne Lavoisier and the first measurements of human oxygen consumption -- Henry Cavendish, hydrogen, water, and the weight of the earth -- Humphry Davy, nitrous oxide, the Pneumatic Institution, and the Royal Institution -- Denis Jourdanet (1815-1892) and the early recognition of the role of hypoxia at high altitude -- Centenary of the Anglo-American High Altitude Expedition to Pikes Peak -- Alexander M. Kellas and the physiological challenge of Mount Everest -- Ravenhill and his contributions to mountain sickness -- George I. Finch and his pioneering use of oxygen for climbing at extreme altitudes -- Joseph Barcroft's studies of high altitude physiology -- The physiological legacy of the Fenn, Rahn and Otis school -- The physiological challenges of the 1952 Copenhagen poliomyelitis epidemic and a renaissance in clinical respiratory physiology -- Historical aspects of the early Soviet/Russian manned space program.
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unknown
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XIV, 342 p. 129 illus., 14 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781493923625
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-4939-2362-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-2362-5
Label
Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology, by John B. West, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology -- Ibn al-Nafis, the pulmonary circulation, and the Islamic Golden Age -- Torricelli and the ocean of air: the first measurement of barometric pressure -- Robert Boyle’s landmark book of 1660 with the first experiments on rarified air -- The original presentation of Boyle's Law -- Robert Hooke: Early respiratory physiologist, polymath, and mechanical genius -- Marcello Malpighi and the discovery of the pulmonary capillaries and alveoli -- Stephen Hales: neglected respiratory physiologist -- Joseph Black, carbon dioxide, latent heat, and the beginnings of the discovery of the respiratory gases -- Carl Wilhelm Scheele, the discoverer of oxygen, and a very productive chemist -- Joseph Priestley, oxygen, and the Enlightenment -- The collaboration of Antoine and Marie-Anne Lavoisier and the first measurements of human oxygen consumption -- Henry Cavendish, hydrogen, water, and the weight of the earth -- Humphry Davy, nitrous oxide, the Pneumatic Institution, and the Royal Institution -- Denis Jourdanet (1815-1892) and the early recognition of the role of hypoxia at high altitude -- Centenary of the Anglo-American High Altitude Expedition to Pikes Peak -- Alexander M. Kellas and the physiological challenge of Mount Everest -- Ravenhill and his contributions to mountain sickness -- George I. Finch and his pioneering use of oxygen for climbing at extreme altitudes -- Joseph Barcroft's studies of high altitude physiology -- The physiological legacy of the Fenn, Rahn and Otis school -- The physiological challenges of the 1952 Copenhagen poliomyelitis epidemic and a renaissance in clinical respiratory physiology -- Historical aspects of the early Soviet/Russian manned space program.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIV, 342 p. 129 illus., 14 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781493923625
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-2362-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4939-2362-5

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