The book consists of a series of physiological values in tabular form obtained from laboratory studies performed at the University of Chicago. Nine topics are presented: Heart rate and blood pressure; blood and plasma volume; hemoglobin concentration and oxygenation; carbon dioxide and pH values of arterial and venous blood and plasma; electrolyte concentrations of plasma and the effect of exercise on electrolytes; selected respiratory data; and maximum breathing capacity. Data obtained from patients with congenital heart disease and kyphoscoliosis are also presented. The last 2 chapters include tables of electrocardiographic changes during exercise and studies of peripheral blood flow in children.
This cannot be regarded as a complete handbook of cardiopulmonary data, nor do the authors intend it to be so. The fact that all investigation was carried out in one laboratory under the same supervision lends greater significance to the results. Although identical figures may not be obtained by