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.

Details

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

About the author

Hanns-Christian Gunga

Affiliations and Expertise

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