Wednesday, March 07, 2012

History of oxygen for asthma

This post has been edited and rewritten.  It will be republished in January and February of 2013, and greatly improved.  The new posts will provide much more historical information about oxygen therapy for asthma, including pictures.

  1. Gray, Alonzo, "Elements of Chemistry:  Containing the Principles of the Science, both experimental and theoretical," 1840, Massachusetts, page 118
  2. Brainbridge, William Seaman, "Oxygen in Medicine and Surgery -- a contribution with report of cases," New York State Journal of Medicine, 1908Vol. 8, June, No. 6, pages 281-295
  3. Arthur, T.S., et al, editors,  "Oxygen, The Great Health Restorer," Arthurs Home Magazine, 1882, Philadelphia, page 770
  4. Stevens, Edward B. Stevens, John A. Murphy and Gustav C.E. Weber, editors, The Cincinnati Lancet & Observer, editorial, 1861, volume 4, Cleveland, page 564
  5. Smith, Andrew H. "The Inhalation of Oxygen in Acute Affections of the lungs," Trans Am Climatol Assoc, 1898, volume 14, page149-153
  6. "Oxygen,",  
  7. Glover, Dennis, "History of Respiratory therapy," 2010, Indiana, page 94
  8. Hess, Dean,  Neil MacIntyre, Shelley Misha,"Respiratory Care:  Principles and Practice," page 281
  9. Jindel, S.K., "Oxygen Therapy," 2008, pages 5-8
  10. Lane, Nick, "Oxygen:  The Molecule that Made the World," 2004, chapter 1, "Introduction: The elixer of life... and death," pages 1-15
  11. "Carbon Dioxide,",, observed the site on May 4, 2012 (this information is available at a variety of sources, although I chose to give credit)
For further reading check out History of Oxygen:  the first 150 years.  You can also buy "The history of respiratory therapy: Discovery and Evolution," by Dennis Glover.

To see pictures of the oxygen equipment described in this post check out or

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