A. R. BEHNKE
The present discussion concerns the effect of wide variations in atmospheric pressure on individuals whose usual environment has been completely altered by temporary existence in a pressure chamber, diving suit, or at high altitudes.
While these observations may be interesting primarily to workers in experimental medicine as general biological phenomena, certain physiological principles underlying the environment of the aviator and deep sea diver will be of value to physicians interested in inhalation therapy and in the utilization of pressure chambers for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Primary Pressure Phenomena in Relation to the Paranasal Sinuses and the Ear. A consideration of
BEHNKE AR. HIGH ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES; PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF INCREASED AND DECREASED PRESSURE; APPLICATION OF THESE FINDINGS TO CLINICAL MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:2217–2228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-12-2217
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(12):2217-2228.
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