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Hypoxia: The Tolerable Limits

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Hypoxia: The Tolerable Limits. John R. Sutton, Charles S. Houston and Geoffrey Coates, editors. Benchmark Press, Indianapolis, 1988. 380 pages, charts, tables. $48.00.

This record of the Fifth International Symposium on Hypoxia consists of thirty chapters dealing primarily with the extremes of oxygen lack which man can tolerate and survive. Most of the material deals with humans, from birth to death. Every stage of oxygen transport from lungs to cells is examined at rest and during work. This is an excellent companion piece to the Japanese text and an important reference source, as well as a fine sequel to the published papers from the four preceding Symposia.

Charles S. Houston, M.D.

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