EDGAR V. ALLEN, M.D.; MAX HOCHREIN, M.D.
Methods for estimating the normal vital capacity without actual measurement have been varied. Shepard and Myers, and West and Dreyer compared vital capacity to size of body and succeeded in determining normal values. West believed that the value obtained by measurement of the surface of the body was the best for determining the normal vital capacity. Dreyer showed the relationship between the vital capacity, body weight and circumference of the thorax. Similar measurements were made by Rowe. Kharina compared age, weight, size, circumference of thorax, sitting height, and vital capacity, and found that the cube of the sitting height possessed
ALLEN EV, HOCHREIN M. Venous Pressure and Vital Capacity. Ann Intern Med. ;3:1077–1083. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-11-1077
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