High Altitude and Man

  • John B. West
  • Sukhamay Lahiri

Part of the Clinical Physiology book series (CLINPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: American Medical Research Expedition To Everest

  3. Man at Extreme Altitude

    1. John B. West
      Pages 5-17
    2. Brenda D. Townes, Thomas F. Hornbein, Robert B. Schoene, Frank H. Sarnquist, Igor Grant
      Pages 31-36
    3. F. Duane Blume
      Pages 37-45
    4. James S. Milledge
      Pages 47-57
    5. Robert M. Winslow
      Pages 59-72
  4. Sleep and Respiration at High Altitude

    1. Sukhamay Lahiri, Karl H. Maret, Mingma G. Sherpa, Richard M. Peters Jr.
      Pages 73-90
    2. John V. Weil, David P. White, Neil J. Douglas, Clifford W. Zwillich
      Pages 91-100
    3. Norman H. Edelman, Teodoro V. Santiago, Judith A. Neubauer
      Pages 101-113
    4. Anne Berssenbrugge, Jerome Dempsey, James Skatrud
      Pages 115-127
    5. Neil S. Cherniack, Barbara Gothe, Kingman P. Strohl
      Pages 129-140
    6. John R. Sutton, Gary W. Gray, Charles S. Houston, A. C. Peter Powles
      Pages 141-146
  5. Physiology of Permanent Residents of High Altitude

    1. Robert M. Winslow
      Pages 163-172
    2. S. Y. Huang, X. H. Ning, Z. N. Zhou, Z. Z. Gu, S. T. Hu
      Pages 173-177
    3. Peter H. Hackett, John T. Reeves, Robert F. Grover, John V. Weil
      Pages 179-191
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


Leading authorities on high-altitude physiology contribute to this work, which is divided into three sections: Man at Extreme Altitude; Sleep and Restoration at High Altitude; and Physiology of Permanent Residents of High Altitude. Based on a symposium on physiology at high altitude sponsored by the American Physiological Society, the volume includes several chapters on the achievements of the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Mt. Everest, where the first physiological measurements at altitudes above 8,000 meters were recorded. With growing interest in the study of human performance in these conditions, this text marks a lasting achievement in high-altitude physiology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John B. West
    • 1
  • Sukhamay Lahiri
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Physiology, Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physiology, Institute for Environmental MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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