Nathan Zuntz: His Life and Work in the Fields of High Altitude Physiology and Aviation Medicine

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Academic Press, Feb 27, 2009 - Science - 272 pages
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This book focuses on the life and work of Nathan Zuntz (1847-1920), a German physiologist, who made significant contributions to high altitude physiology and aviation medicine.

He achieved fame for his invention of the Zuntz-Geppert respiratory apparatus in 1886 and the first treadmill (Laufband) in 1889. He also invented an X-ray apparatus to observe cardiac changes during exercise and constructed a climate chamber to study exercise under varying and sometimes extreme climates.

* Focuses on Zuntz's contribution to high altitude physiology and aviation medicine
 

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Contents

Prelude
3
Chapter 1 Hearts and Capillaries
13
Chapter 2 18901899
40
Chapter 3 Secretin Politics and the New Institute
52
Chapter 4 Starlings Law and Related Matters
77
The Haldane Commission 191013
99
Chapter 5 The Great War
105
Chapter 6 19181920
122
Chapter 7 Back to Research
137
Chapter 8 The End of the Trail
155
Chapter 9 A Life Surveyed
171
Appendix I Starlings Publications
187
Appendix II Publications from the Department of Physiology UCL 18991927 Starlings Years
197
Annotated Bibliography
201
Index
215
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