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Paper, 'Researches on the absorption of oxygen and formation of carbonic acid in ordinary human respiration, and in the respiration of air containing an excess of carbonic acid' by William Marcet

Reference number: PP/18/3

Date: 1891

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Marcet writes: 'My object in the following paper is to give an account of the consumption of oxygen in human respiration, or in other words to determine the proportions of oxygen transformed into carbonic acid, and of oxygen retained in the blood, to which is added a short inquiry into the effects produced by the inhalation of air containing CO2 on the interchange of the pulmonary gases. The investigation was carried out, so far, on myself and Mr Russell, while under the influence of food and when fasting, or at a period of four hours at least from breakfast, when a desire for lunch was clearly felt.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Biology

Received 25 May 1891. Read 4 June 1891.

A version of this paper was published in volume 50 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Researches on the absorption of oxygen and formation of carbonic acid in ordinary human respiration, and in the respiration of air containing an excess of carbonic acid'.

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PP/18/3
Earliest possible date
1891
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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23 pages
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Typescript

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William Marcet

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William Marcet, Paper, 'Researches on the absorption of oxygen and formation of carbonic acid in ordinary human respiration, and in the respiration of air containing an excess of carbonic acid' by William Marcet, 1891, PP/18/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_18_3/paper-researches-on-the-absorption-of-oxygen-and-formation-of-carbonic-acid-in-ordinary-human-respiration-and-in-the-respiration-of-air-containing-an-excess-of-carbonic-acid-by-william-marcet, accessed on 18 July 2024

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