Nathan Zuntz

1st Edition

His Life and Work in the Fields of High Altitude Physiology and Aviation Medicine

Authors: Hanns-Christian Gunga
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123747402
eBook ISBN: 9780080885247
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th December 2008
Page Count: 272
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Focuses on Zuntz's contribution to high altitude physiology and aviation medicine

Readership

Physiologists and researchers working in aviation medicine plus anyone interested in the history of medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Biography

Scientific Work

On the Development of Aviation

Conclusions

Lists of Works by Nathan Zuntz

Appendix

List of Sources

Bibliography

Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080885247
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123747402

About the Author

Hanns-Christian Gunga

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institut fur Physiologie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Reviews

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.