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Altitude Physiology

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1 JOURDANET, Denis. Influence de la pression de líair sur la vie de líhomme. Climats díaltitude et climats de montagne.
Paris: G. Masson 1875 hardcover 282 x 205 mm. Large 8vo. [4], iii, 388, [3]; [iv], 423, [4] pp. 39 engraved plates, 3 chromo-lithographic plates, 8 color maps ( 
Paris:: G. Masson. 1875. hardcover. 282 x 205 mm. Large 8vo. [4], iii, 388, [3]; [iv], 423, [4] pp. 39. engraved plates, 3 chromo-lithographic plates, 8 color maps (7 double-. page), figs., numerous tables. Contemporary quarter black morocco,. blind-stamped black cloth over boards, raised bands, gilt spines,. marbled end-leaves, a.e.g.; leather slightly rubbed. A MAGNIFICENT. COPY. FINE.. FIRST EDITION OF THIS PIONEERING CONTRIBUTION TO ALTITUDE PHYSIOLOGY. "With its generous format and fine illustrations Jourdanetís work appears more like a travel book than a treatise on altitude physiology." Haskell Norman Library. "Jourdanetís observational work in remote areas of Latin America and Asia produced important evidence for Bertís proof that altitude sickness is due to anoxaemia. In La pression barometrique Bert describes how Jourdanet made it possible for him to do his laboratory work on altitude physiology, and how the two agreed to each take half the field: Bert the laboratory work; and Jourdanet, the observational. Bert also credits Jourdanet with the theory of anoxaemia. Extensively illustrated." - Garrison and Morton. "The French physician Denis Jourdanet, who had practiced in Mexico and was interested in the biological and medical aspects of high-altitude climates, provided Bert with the necessary means to build the costly apparatus needed for the experimental study of the physiological effects of air pressure. Jourdanet had constructed pressure chambers for therapeutic use and had formulated the hypothesis that the blood contained less oxygen under the low atmospheric pressure of high altitudes, a condition he called barometric anoxemia." - DSB, II, p. 61. Diccionario porrua, Suplemento, pp. 196-197; Garrison and Morton 943.1; Haskell Norman Library 1181; Hoff & Fulton, A bibliography of aviation medicine, 283. . 1 First Edition. 
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2 WEIHE, W. H., editor The physiological effects of high altitude; proceedings of a symposium held at Interlaken, September 18 - 22, 1962
New York: Macmillan 1964 hardcover 3 
New York:: Macmillan. 1964. hardcover. 3. 8vo. xxiii, 351 pp. List of participants, figs., tables, indexes. Blue cloth, gilt spine; inner hinge cracked (but glued down), spine neatly painted to match. Ex library bookplate. Good. Dust jacket present. 
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