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July 1966

Hyperbaric Oxygenation: Vol 117, article 2, pp 647-890.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;118(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290130093021

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This is a paper-bound book, a typical series of fine articles written by able men, edited by Harold E. Whipple, and published by the New York Academy of Sciences. This book must be of tremendous interest to all those persons who are now interested in a revival of experiments with increased air pressure as a treatment for disease.

What particularly delights me is the chapter by J. H. Jacobson, II, Joannes H. C. Morsch, and L. Rendell-Baker, of the Department of Surgery and Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City on the history of hyperbaric therapy. The writers have done a magnificent job of looking through the literature to find that several men as far back as 1782 tried the effects of increased air pressure on human beings. The authors have found many old illustrations including one showing Paul Bert in his twin-stell altitude chamber. Particularly interesting to me are

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