Nathan Zuntz

Nathan Zuntz
Author: Hans Christian Gunga
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN: 1461475759
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nathan Zuntz Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the life and work of Nathan Zuntz and specifically addresses the contribution he made to high altitude physiology and aviation medicine. While some of the material on this topic has already been published in English (Gunga and Kirsch, 1995a, 1995b), the overwhelming majority of it is only available in German (Gunga, 1989). Recently, new and interesting sources on the life and work of the Berlin physiologist have come to light. That was why the author gladly accepted the invitation from the History Book Committee of the American Physiological Society in 2005 to write a biography of Nathan Zuntz. The result is a completely new, revised version of the book which is based on more than twenty years of study on the life and work of this physiologist. This biography could not have been written without the help of numerous people and institutions. First, I would like to thank Dr. John West, the current Chairman of the APS History Book Committee, who personally committed himself so firmly to making this project possible from the very first day. I am very grateful to the Free University, the Charite, the DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Cologne and the management in Bonn-Oberkassel namely Dr. Horst Binnenbruck, Dr. Peter Preu, Prof. Dr. Günter Ruyters, Dr.

High Life

High Life
Author: John B West
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2013-05-27
ISBN: 1461475732
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Life Book Excerpt:

HE history of high-altitude physiology and medicine is such a rich and T colorful topic that it is perhaps surprising that no one has undertaken a comprehensive account before. There are so many interesting ramifications, from the early balloonists to the various high-altitude expeditions, culminating in the great saga of climbing Mt. Everest without supplementary oxygen. Underpinning this variety is the basic biological challenge of hypoxia and the ways organisms adapt to it, a subject that is of key importance in medicine and many other life sciences, encountered as it is by organisms throughout the animal kingdom. I hope that this book will be of interest to a wide range of people, from biologists and physiologists to pulmonologists and others who manage patients with hypoxemia. The topic should also appeal to those who love the mountains including trekkers, skiers, climbers, and mountaineers. The book begins with a short introductory chapter to set the scene for the non-scientist. It then follows a general chronological sequence beginning with the Greeks and ending with contemporary events. In some places, however some compromises have been made to group together areas of related interest. For example, in Chapter 4 the controversy about oxygen secretion is traced from the 1870s to the 1930s and includes the Anglo-American Pikes Peak Ex pedition of 1911 and the International High-Altitude Expedition to Cerro de Pasco, Peru during 1921-1922. It makes sense to consider these events together.

Self experimenters

Self experimenters
Author: Arsen P. Fiks
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780313323485
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self experimenters Book Excerpt:

Provides a fascinating compilation of entries on self-experimenters and their experiments.

History of Exercise Physiology

History of Exercise Physiology
Author: Tipton, Charles M.
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-03-19
ISBN: 0736083693
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

Well illustrated with figures and photos, this text brings together leading authorities in exercise physiology to help readers understand the research findings and meet the most prominent professionals in the field.

Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Third Edition

Nutrition in Exercise and Sport  Third Edition
Author: Ira Wolinsky
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2022-01-27
ISBN: 1000722163
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Third Edition Book Excerpt:

The third edition of Nutrition in Exercise and Sport has been updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field. This third edition of a bestseller among sports nutrition and health professionals now fully discusses the role of exercise and nutrition in both wellness and in disease prevention. In addition, new chapters on the history of sports nutrition, antioxidants, vegetarianism, the young athlete, the older athlete, the diabetic athlete, the physically disabled athlete, sports specific nutrient requirements, and body composition changes have been added. Top sports nutrition practitioners and exercise scientists have contributed chapters that provide practical nutritional guidelines for those engaged in various types of physical performance. This book is a one-volume library on sports nutrition for research scientists in applied sports nutrition, dietitians, exercise physiologists, sports medicine physicians, coaches, trainers, athletes, and nutritionists. The first two editions of this book have been widely used in sports nutrition courses. Nutrition in Exercise and Sport is the standard in the field.

August and Marie Krogh

August and Marie Krogh
Author: Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-27
ISBN: 1461475309
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

August and Marie Krogh Book Excerpt:

August Krogh, the son of a brewer, studied zoology in Copenhagen and earned his doctoral degree under the physiologist Christian Bohr, the father of the world-renowned nuclear physicist Niels Bohr. Krogh's unusual ability to construct instruments and complex apparatuses and his intuitive understanding of physical principles made it possible for him to improve on Bohr's methods. His findings led him to challenge Christian Bohr's ideas about oxygen secretion, and when Bohr refused to accept his findings, Krogh unwillingly came into a painful conflict with his own mentor. Krogh's continued studies of how oxygen is supplied to the tissues led to his realization that the blood flow in the finest blood vessels, the capillaries, has to be regulated through a mechanism that opens and closes the capillaries according to the tissue's need for oxygen. This idea and his scientific proof were at the time so new and revolutionary that he was promptly (in 1920) awarded the Nobel Prize. His fame in Denmark and all over the world continued to grow until his death in 1949. His scientific discoveries extended from respiration, exercise physiology and capillary physiology into comparative osmoregulation, isotope studies, active transport of ions in plants and animals, and finally insect flight. Another dramatic story of Krogh's life began when he introduced insulin production in Denmark in 1922. This move saved his own wife's life as well as numerous other lives and helped make Denmark's Novo-Nordisk the largest producer of insulin in the world today. Krogh's wife, Marie, became a physician and a renowned scientist in her own right. Throughout their harmonious marriage and partnership, Marie played an important role in her husband's life both scientifically and personally. Written by the proud daughter of August and Marie Krogh, this biography is based on numerous letters, scientific papers, interviews, symposia, and other sources as well as the author's own knowledge of her parents. The intertwining of the scientific work and personal lives of these two remarkable people is beautifully illustrated in a well-rounded picture of their struggles and triumphs. It is a unique book, full of human warmth and scientific understanding.

Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews

Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews
Author: Albert I. Baumgarten
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783161501715
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews Book Excerpt:

"Albert Baumgarten presents the biography of one of the most distinguished historians of the Jews in antiquity that demonstrates the important connections between his scholarship, life and times. The events of the twentieth century provide the context for the analysis of Bickerman's scholarly production." --Back cover.

Bibliography of the History of Medicine

Bibliography of the History of Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliography of the History of Medicine Book Excerpt:

An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness from Pre History to our Post Modern World

An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness  from Pre History to our Post Modern World
Author: Roy J. Shephard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1077
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN: 3319116711
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness from Pre History to our Post Modern World Book Excerpt:

This book examines the health/fitness interaction in an historical context. Beginning in primitive hunter-gatherer communities, where survival required adequate physical activity, it goes on to consider changes in health and physical activity at subsequent stages in the evolution of “civilization.” It focuses on the health impacts of a growing understanding of medicine and physiology, and the emergence of a middle-class with the time and money to choose between active and passive leisure pursuits. The book reflects on urbanization and industrialization in relation to the need for public health measures, and the ever-diminishing physical demands of the work-place. It then evaluates the attitudes of prelates, politicians, philosophers and teachers at each stage of the process. Finally, the book explores professional and governmental initiatives to increase public involvement in active leisure through various school, worksite, recreational and sports programmes.

Eating Nature in Modern Germany

Eating Nature in Modern Germany
Author: Corinna Treitel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN: 131699158X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating Nature in Modern Germany Book Excerpt:

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and the Dachau concentration camp had an organic herb garden. Vegetarianism, organic farming, and other such practices have enticed a wide variety of Germans, from socialists, liberals, and radical anti-Semites in the nineteenth century to fascists, communists, and Greens in the twentieth century. Corinna Treitel offers a fascinating new account of how Germans became world leaders in developing more 'natural' ways to eat and farm. Used to conserve nutritional resources with extreme efficiency at times of hunger and to optimize the nation's health at times of nutritional abundance, natural foods and farming belong to the biopolitics of German modernity. Eating Nature in Modern Germany brings together histories of science, medicine, agriculture, the environment, and popular culture to offer the most thorough and historically comprehensive treatment yet of this remarkable story.

Setting Nutritional Standards

Setting Nutritional Standards
Author: Elizabeth Neswald,David F. Smith,Ulrike Thoms
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1580465765
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Setting Nutritional Standards Book Excerpt:

Suzanne Junod's essay "Proscribing Deception": The Gould Net Weight Amendment and the Origins of Mandatory Nutrition Labeling" is the winner of the 2017 Charles Thomson Prize of the Society for the History of the Federal Government. In the second half of the nineteenth century, ways of thinking about food changed as chemists and physiologists identified nutrients and bodily needs and as urbanization, industrialization, and colonial encounters challenged traditional dietary customs and assumptions. Emerging as a reaction to concerns about industrial and military power, social welfare, and public health, the science of nutrition sought to define the norms and needs of variable human bodies, setting standards for bodies and foods that would enable physicians and politicians to develop nutritional recommendations and food policies for individuals and populations. Setting Nutritional Standards brings together authors from a variety of disciplines to explore perspectives on the theory, practices, and policies of modern nutrition science from the 1860s to the 1960s. The essays place the new science of nutrition within the changing social landscapes of Western Europe and the United States at the intersection of medicine, policy, social reform agendas, and public health initiatives. CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Cullather, Suzanne Junod, Deborah Neill, Elizabeth Neswald, David F. Smith, Ulrike Thoms, Corinna Treitel, Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska Elizabeth Neswald is associate professor for the history of science and technology at Brock University, Canada. David F. Smith is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the history of medicine at the University of Aberdeen. Ulrike Thoms is a historian of science and researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Capnography

Capnography
Author: J. S. Gravenstein,Michael B. Jaffe,David A. Paulus
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2004-11-04
ISBN: 9780521540346
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capnography Book Excerpt:

Carbon dioxide in the respired gases gives evidence of life processes and the adequacy of breathing. The amount and concentration of the gas in the breath can be measured and monitored with instruments called capnographs, which are used whenever and wherever the breathing of a patient might be affected by disease or treatment. The book deals not only with the clinical application of these devices but also with the basic physiology of the generation and transport of carbon dioxide in the body. A technical section describes how the instruments work and a unique section tells the history of capnography. Over 40 contributors cover these aspects in the book, which has been edited by three experts in the field.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology
Author: Charles M Tipton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-05-27
ISBN: 1461475430
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

This history of exercise physiology is written from a systems perspective. It examines the responses of key physiological systems to the conditions of acute and chronic exercise, as well as their coupling with integrative responses.

Biology of Domestic Animals

Biology of Domestic Animals
Author: Colin G. Scanes,Rodney A. Hill
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 1351648136
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Domestic Animals Book Excerpt:

There is increasing interest in the biology of domestic animals ranging from genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutritional physiology, and systems biology. This book touches on all of these, with a particular focus on topics such as domestic animals as comparative models to humans, molecular regulation of growth, metabolic efficiency, reproduction, and the impact of stress on growth and development. The book concludes with a discussion on the current and future directions for researchers.

The Human Motor

The Human Motor
Author: Anson Rabinbach
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1992-01-08
ISBN: 9780520078277
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Motor Book Excerpt:

"Masterfully integrating Europe-wide debates in science, philosophy, technology, economics, and social policy, Rabinbach has provided us with a profoundly original understanding of the productivist obsessions from which we are still painfully freeing ourselves. . . . A splendid example of the mutual enrichment of intellectual and social history. It goes well beyond its central concern with the 'science of work' to illuminate everything it discusses, from Marxism to the social uses of photography, from cultural decadence to the impact of the First World War."—Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

Oxygen Transfer from Atmosphere to Tissues

Oxygen Transfer from Atmosphere to Tissues
Author: Noberto C. Gonzalez,M. Roger Fedde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1468454811
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology
Author: Nick Draper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 1317902602
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

Exercise Physiology for Health and Sports Performance brings together all the essential human anatomy and applied physiology that students of exercise science, physical education and sports coaching need to know. Written in a friendly, accessible style and containing a wide range of features to help develop understanding, this book provides a complete one-stop-shop for exercise physiology. The book is split into two key parts. Part One introduces the fundamental principles of nutrition, biochemistry, cell biology and the energy systems. Part Two builds on this foundation by applying the theory to exercise and sports performance in practice. With this innovative approach, the text enables you to become confident in your knowledge and understanding of energy generation and training principles for all sports. Including coverage of exercise in extreme environments and applications of physical activity for health, this will be the only exercise physiology textbook you will need!

Controlling Life

Controlling Life
Author: Philip J. Pauly
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1987-04-16
ISBN: 9780195364668
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlling Life Book Excerpt:

The biologist Jacques Loeb (1859-1924) helped to shape the practice of modern biological research through his radical emphasis on reductionist experimentation. This biography traces his career and convincingly argues that Loeb's desire to control organisms, manifested in studies of both reproduction and animal behavior, contributed to a new self-image for biologists. The author places Loeb's experiments and the controversies they generated in their intellectual and institutional contexts, tracing his influence on the development of behaviorism, genetics, and reproductive biology.

The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
Author: Lawrence D. Longo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2013-09-15
ISBN: 1461479215
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology Book Excerpt:

During the mid- to late-twentieth century, study of the physiology of the developing fetus and newborn infant evolved rapidly to become a major discipline in the biomedical sciences. Initially of interest from a standpoint of function of the placenta and oxygenation of the fetus, the field advanced to explore both normal functional mechanisms as well as pathophysiologic aspects of their regulation. Examples include studying the role and regulation of circulatory vascular anatomic shunts in oxygenation, cardiac function, certain aspects of asphyxia in the fetus and newborn infant, the role of fetal “breathing” movements, cyclic electroencephalographic activity, and analysis of electronic monitoring of fetal heart rate variability and its significance. Included in this book are reminisces of several dozen individuals who played a vital role in these developments. Overall, this survey considers a number of aspects of the development of the science of fetal and neonatal physiology, and its role in the greatly improved care of pregnant women and their newborn infants. This book is published on behalf of the American Physiological Society by Springer. Access to APS books published with Springer is free to APS members.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology
Author: William McArdle,Frank I. Katch,Victor L. Katch
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 1975160010
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2022! Lippincott® Connect Featured Title Purchase of the new print edition of this Lippincott® Connect title includes access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments. Join the nearly half a million students who have built a solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology with this trusted, trendsetting text. Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, 9th Edition, presents a research-centric approach in a vibrant, engaging design to make complex topics accessible and deliver a comprehensive understanding of how nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training affect human performance. The extensively updated 9th Edition reflects the latest advances in the field as well as a rich contextual perspective to ensure readiness for today’s clinical challenges.