People and Ideas

Respiratory Physiology

People and Ideas

Editors: West, John B (Ed.)

  • Some of the chapters are personal accounts of the development of respiratory physiology as observed by the author
  • Covers aspects such as morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventilation, and comparative physiology
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Present-day respiratory physiology stems largely from the explosion of ideas which took place during and after World War II. A number of the major players are still active, but the opportunity to prepare a personal history of this branch of medicine will soon be lost. In a sense then, this book offers an exceptional, even unique, opportunity. We are offered a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology in the course of this century by one of the principal figures in the field. The volume covers every aspect of the evolution of this important area of knowledge: morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventillation, and comparative physiology. Some of the chapters are personal accounts of the development of respiratory physiology as observed by the author. It is hoped that what is lost in objectivity by this approach is more than made up by the captivating insights provided by the author into the process of scientific research and discovery.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Structural Basis of Lung Function

    Weibel, Ewald R.

    Pages 3-46

  • Transfer of Gas by Diffusion and Chemical Reaction in Pulmonary Capillaries

    Forster, Robert E.

    Pages 49-74

  • Blood Gas Transport and Analysis

    Astrup, Poul (et al.)

    Pages 75-107

  • Lung Liquid and Solute Exchange

    Staub, Norman C.

    Pages 108-139

  • Pulmonary Blood Flow and Gas Exchange

    West, John B.

    Pages 140-169

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Respiratory Physiology
Book Subtitle
People and Ideas
Editors
  • John B West
Series Title
People and Ideas
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7520-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7520-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
448
Additional Information
Originally Published by Oxford University Press 1996
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