In his foreword to John Nunn’s book Applied Respiratory Physiology, John
Severinghaus, an anesthesiologist and also my postdoctoral mentor as a
Fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California,
San Francisco, wrote the following under the title “A Flame for Hypnos.”
The lighted candle respires and we call it flame. The body respires and we call it life.
Neither flame nor life are substance, but process. The flame is as different from the
wick and wax as life from the body, as gravitation from the falling apple or love
from a hormone. Newton taught science to have faith in processes as well as sub-
stance- to compute, predict and depend upon an irrational attraction.
Such has been our study of oxygen, the substance in the whole of physiol-
ogy and clinical medicine from the air we breathe to its consumption at the
level of the mitochondrion for the past 47 years since 1973 when the
International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT) was founded.
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experienced in childhood.
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Physical Therapy of Cerebral Palsy
This book is a derivative of the author’s well-regarded Cerebral Palsy and focuses on rehabilitation techniques. The book discusses the theory and techniques used by physical and occupational therapists, and also provides suggestions for implementing an Individual Education Plan. The book includes chapters on rehabilitation techniques....
Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes (Current Clinical Practice)
Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes provides a case-based approach to state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of patients with common chronically painful conditions. Offering strategies for rapidly evaluating and treating pain complaints by body region, this innovative title also provides patient educational handouts that explain the...
Creative Shutter Speed: Master the Art of Motion Capture
Learn to unleash the power of every shutter speed
Shutter speed is an integral part of exposure. Learn to use it creatively, and you unlock the magic that transforms an ordinary subject into a work of art. From the blazing 1/8000 second that captures each feather in a hummingbird's wing to the lazy half-second that turns a fireworks...
Lectures in Game Theory for Computer Scientists
Game playing is a powerful metaphor that fits many situations where interaction
between autonomous agents plays a central role. Numerous tasks
in computer science, such as design, synthesis, verification, testing, query
evaluation, planning, etc. can be formulated in game-theoretic terms. Viewing
them abstractly as games reveals the...
Nanostructured Electrochromic Materials for Smart Switchable Windows
The aim of compiling this book has been to give a working
knowledge of the important details of materials used in
electrochromic devices, their characteristics, the process of
manufacture, and uses in the industry to all researchers, scientists,
and engineering students. This book is structured in a systematic...