Respiratory Physiology

Respiratory Physiology : People and Ideas

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Present-day respiratory physiology largely stems from the explosion of ideas which took place during and after World War II. We are fortunate that a number of the major players are still active, but the opportunity of preparing a personal history of these advances will soon be lost. In a sense therefore, this book offers an exceptional, even unique, opportunity. Some of the twelve chapters are rather personal accounts of the development of an area of respiratory physiology as seen by the author. It is hoped that what is lost in objectivity by this approach is more than made up by the interest of how the topic is seen to develop through the eyes of one of the principal proponents. All history is subjective to some degree; some of these chapters are more subjective than others.
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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 1,292.73g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 75 black and white photographs and 107 line drawings
  • 0195080815
  • 9780195080810

Table of contents

PART I: MORPHOLOGY; 1. The Structural Basis of Lung Function; PART II: GAS EXCHANGE AND BLOOD FLOW; 2. Transfer of Gas by Diffusion and Chemciacl Reaction in Pulmonary Capillaries; 3. Blood Gas Transport and Analysis; 4. Lung Liquid and Solute Exchange; 5. Pulmonary Blood Flow and Gas Exchange; PART III: MECHANICS; 6. Mechanics of Lung and Chest Wall; 7. Lung Surface Tension and Surfacant: The Early Years; 8. Modern History of Respiratory Muscle Physiology; PART IV: CONTROL OF VENTILATION; 9. Rhythm Generation; 10 The History of Chemoreception; 11. Airway and Pulmonary Afferents and Reflexes: A Historical Survey; PART V: COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY; 12. A Brief History fo Comparative Respiratory Physiology: Some Ideas and their Proponentsy
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