An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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BERT, Paul

2 entries
  • 944

La pression barométrique. Recherches de physiologie expérimentale.

Paris: G. Masson, 1878.

The most famous work in the history of altitude physiology, in which Bert proved that the principal symptoms of altitude sickness arise from reduced partial pressure of oxygen and not from diminution of total pressure. Bert introduced oxygen apparatus to avert the dangerous consequences of ascent to high altitudes, and was the first to study the conditions of high-altitude ascents in a pressure chamber. He also explained the etiology and mechanism of caisson disease. English translation, 1943. See No. 12192.



Subjects: Altitude or Undersea Physiology & Medicine, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Physiology
  • 12192

Barometric pressure: Researches in experimental physiology. Translated from the French by Mary Alice Hitchcock and Fred A. Hitchcock. [Foreward by John F. Fulton].

Columbus, OH: College Book Company, 1943.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Altitude or Undersea Physiology & Medicine, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Physiology