Modern oxygen therapy can be said to have originated in the World War, through the demonstration by Haldane1 of its great value in the treatment of soldiers who had been gassed with pulmonary irritants. His method of administration was by means of a mask but unfortunately the exigencies of war time prevented the perfection of details and the apparatus was neither comfortable nor economically efficient. Following the war, Stadie,2-4 Binger5 and others at the Rockefeller Institute undertook an elaborate study of oxygen therapy for those conditions in which the arterial blood was less than normally saturated as it passed through
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN USE AND ADMINISTRATION OF OXYGEN IN AVIATION AND THERAPEUTICS. Ann Intern Med. ;12:560–563. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-4-560
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(4):560-563.
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