American translators, in collaboration with the Swiss authors, have expanded and edited this translation to produce an international review and compilation. It is pointed out that the German clinical studies have emphasized quantitative volumetric spirometry while Anglo-Americans have stressed alveolar air and blood chemical changes. An extensive bibliography is provided. The book is an analytic review, although much of the clinical experience of the translators has been incorporated. The high-tension mathematics involved takes this work out of the realm of everyday usage, but it should be a valuable reference for specialists in aerobiology, cardiopulmonary investigations, physiological fitness, pulmonary diffusion abnormalities, stress of metabolic origin, artificial respiration and oxygen therapy, high pressure submarine habitation, civil defense shelters, and gerontological adjustment.
The subjects covered include ventilation function within physiological ranges, gaseous transfer between alveoli and blood, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, respiratory regulation, tissue respiration, cyanosis, dyspnea, methods of clinical investigation, emphysema,