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The Respiratory Function of the Blood

Part 1. Lessons from High Altitudes


  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107415843

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  • First published in 1925, this two-volume work deals with the blood's role in respiration. This first volume analyses the effect of high altitudes on the blood's ability to retain and diffuse oxygen. The text is illustrated with diagrams, maps and photographs relating to the changes human physiology undergoes at altitude, including changes in circulation rate, pulse and the nature of red corpuscles. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in haematology.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107415843
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition of The Respiratory Function of the Blood
    Preface to Lessons from High Altitudes
    1. Mountain sickness and its cause
    2. Some places where mountain sickness is studied
    3. The dwellers at high altitudes
    4. The colour of the face and its significance
    5. The diffusion of oxygen through the pulmonary epithelium
    6. Muscular exercise
    7. The hydrogen-ion concentration of the blood
    8. The pulse
    9. The circulation rate
    10. The strain on the heart
    11. The number and nature of the red corpuscles
    12. The mind
    13. Acclimatisation
    Appendix I. Physiological difficulties in the ascent of Mount Everest
    Appendix II
    Appendix III
    Appendix IV

  • Author

    Joseph Barcroft

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