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Nathan Zuntz: his life and work in the fields of high by Hanns-Christian Gunga

By Hanns-Christian Gunga

This ebook specializes in the existence and paintings of Nathan Zuntz (1847-1920), a German physiologist, who made major contributions to excessive altitude body structure and aviation drugs. * makes a speciality of Zuntz's contribution to excessive altitude body structure and aviation drugs* Discusses excessive altitude body structure and aviation

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434) could be used, so Zuntz took one of them for his laboratory (Loewy, 1920, p. 434). For Zuntz’s high altitude research purposes, the pneumatic chamber of the Jewish Hospital was of exceptional significance. The preliminary trials conducted there were the laboratory counterpart, so to speak, to the field physiological studies begun in the mid-1890s by Zuntz in the Alps, on Tenerife and while ballooning. Zuntz believed it to be imperative that final conclusions not only be based on physiological data from a laboratory setting, but also stand up to a field-study control and vice versa.

141, Secret Central Archives). Biography 47 As was customary in such cases, a prior nomination of Zuntz by the faculty of the college had taken place. The authorization by the Kaiser was given on January 31, 1906 (Letter from Kaiser Wilhelm II to Podbielski, 1906, fol. 141, Secret Central Archives). Accordingly, Zuntz took over from Orth as rector in April of 1906. e. Börnstein, holding office from 1908–1910) explicitly emphasized that the candidates were Protestant (Letter from the responsible Minister for Agriculture, 1908, fol.

330–404) and Loewy (Loewy, 1891, pp. 405–422), who were addressing, among other things, the influence of muscle activity on metabolism when the supply of oxygen was reduced. For some of these experiments Zuntz volunteered himself as a test subject, on occasion pushing himself to his physical limits (Katzenstein, 1891, p. 358). Loewy’s investigations built on and complemented Katzenstein’s results. Zuntz and Loewy had already begun working together in 1885 (Report published by the Landwirtschaftliche Hochschule, 1922, pp.

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