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作者 West, John B., author
書名 Breathing on the roof of the world : Memoir of a Respiratory Physiologist / by John B. West
出版項 New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2017
國際標準書號 9781493971220 (electronic bk.)
9781493971213 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-1-4939-7122-0 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (viii, 156 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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系列 Springer biographies, 2365-0613
Springer biographies
附註 - Early Days, 1928-1945 -- Adelaide University and Medical Residency, 1946-1953 -- London and Llandough, 1953-1956 -- Postgraduate Medical School, 1956-1960 -- Silver Hut Expedition, 1960-1961 -- University of Buffalo and the Postgraduate Medical School, 1961-1967 -- Palo Alto and the NASA Ames Research Center, 1967-1968 -- University of California, San Diego, 1969-1981 -- American Medical Research Expedition to Everest, 1981 -- Studies on astronauts in space -- Other research projects -- Comments on scientific achievements
This book is an informal autobiography by John West MD PhD. He obtained his medical degree in Adelaide, Australia and then spent 15 years mainly at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital in London where he, with others, used radioactive oxygen-15 to make the first description of the uneven regional distribution of blood flow in the lung. In 1960-1961, he was a member of the Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary who had made the first ascent of Mt Everest 7 years before. During the expedition about 6 scientists spent up to three months at an altitude of 5800 m studying the effects of this very high altitude on human physiology. Because of his interests in the effects of gravity on the lung, Dr. West spent a year at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California in 1967-1968. While there he submitted a proposal to NASA to measure pulmonary function of astronauts in space, and this was funded. Later, in 1981 he organized the American Medical Research Expedition to Everest during which the first measurements of human physiology on the summit, altitude 8848 m, were obtained. In the 1990's, Dr. West's team made the first comprehensive measurements of pulmonary function of astronauts in space using SpaceLab which was taken up in the Shuttle
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主題 West, John B. (John Burnard)
Physiologists -- Biography
Respiratory organs -- Physiology
Biomedicine
Human Physiology
History of Science
Sport Science
Pneumology/Respiratory System
Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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