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BERT, Paul.
Leçons sur la Physiologie Comparée de la Respiration Professées au Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle.

pp. XXXV, (i), 588. 150 text figures. Early binder's cloth, uncut, half-title discarded by binder, else a very good copy.

*BERT (1833-1886), a pioneer in respiratory physiology, proved that high altitude sickness is due to anoxaemia [G-M 944]. In this book, preceding by eight years his pioneering work on the physiology of atmospheric pressure, he examines the comparative physiology of respiration. He analysed the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tissues in both vertebrate and invertebrate species, demonstrated that the tissue oxygen content depended upon exterior air pressure, investigated the repiration of diving animals and studied the neural control of respiratory rhythms, showed how carbon dioxide could cause asphyxia, and by experiment and analysis in an enormous range of respiratory problems laid the foundation for his future work. See DSB 2.

J.-B. Baillière et Fils. Paris.

Date Published: 1870. First edition.

Stock No. 55047

Price: £750.00