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Physiological Effects of Insufficient Oxygen Supply*

Nature volume 106, pages 125129 (23 August 1920) | Download Citation



PROMINENT among the pathological conditions which claimed attention during the war was, that of insufficient oxygen supply to the tissues, or anoxæmia. The statement has been made that “anoxaemia not only stops the machine, but wrecks the machinery.” This phrase is so apposite that I shall commence by an inquiry as to the limits within which it is true.

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    Since the address was written Dr. Haldane has told me of a number of victims of the same accident who were brought out alive by the search party, but in whose case the machine was wrecked beyond repair. They soon died.

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