PHILIP R. ARONSON, M.D.
Symptoms of the hyperventilatory syndrome were first described in 1908 by Haldane and Poulton.1 These physiologists described the typical tingling in the extremities which subsequently became painful during a period of forced breathing. Since then, numerous references have been made to this syndrome,2, 5, 6 which is amply described by Ames.9
It was not until about 1945, however, that the hyperventilatory syndrome began to receive widespread attention, with numerous articles describing the classic symptomatology, pathophysiology, therapy and other aspects of this commonly encountered problem.3, 4, 7-9 Its neurogenic nature has been stressed.
As a result, clinicians are becoming better acquainted
ARONSON PR. HYPERVENTILATION FROM ORGANIC DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:554–559. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-3-554
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