E. GELLHORN, M.D., PH.D.
Mosso,22 Margaria,20 Childs, Hamlin and Henderson4 noted that the effects of anoxemia can be alleviated by breathing low concentrations of CO2. In several studies (Gellhorn7, 8) we have confirmed and extended these observations on a quantitative basis. It was shown in particular that the effects of anoxemia on various processes occurring in the human central nervous system can be offset by inhaling 3 per cent CO2 during the period of anoxemia. This effect was thought to be due mainly to circulatory and respiratory adjustments. This idea is supported by the fact that under the influence of CO2 the circulation through
GELLHORN E. CIRCULATORY STUDIES ON ANOXEMIA IN MAN WITH RESPECT TO POSTURE AND CARBON DIOXIDE1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1267–1278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-9-1267
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