His Life and Work in the Fields of High Altitude Physiology and Aviation Medicine
- Hanns-Christian Gunga, Professor, Institut fur Physiologie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
This book focuses on the life and work of Nathan Zuntz (1847-1920), a German physiologist, who made significant contributions to high altitude physiology and aviation medicine. He achieved fame for his invention of the Zuntz-Geppert respiratory apparatus in 1886 and the first treadmill (Laufband) in 1889. He also invented an X-ray apparatus to observe cardiac changes during exercise and constructed a climate chamber to study exercise under varying and sometimes extreme climates.
Physiologists and researchers working in aviation medicine plus anyone interested in the history of medicine.