RICHARD L. RILEY
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In a recent review on The Work of Breathing, Dr. Arthur B. Otis introduces his subject by saying that it "is a topic which occupies one of the quieter spots in the field of physiology."1 It is my purpose here to bring the work of breathing into one of the noisier spots in the field of clinical investigation because of its important relationship to the subject of respiratory acidosis. At the present time there is no general agreement as to why the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the alveolar gas and arterial blood becomes elevated in respiratory acidosis and,
RILEY RL. THE WORK OF BREATHING AND ITS RELATION TO RESPIRATORY ACIDOSIS. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:172–176. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-41-1-172
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