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  • Albert A. Bühlmann
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Abstract

La Plongee, the diving book of the French Navy, published in 1955, and the US Navy Diving Manual, published in 1959, were the most important references available in 1960 in Zürich for the preparation of the first experiments concerning deep diving. The decompression tables for dives with air were analyzed in relation to the pressure of inert gas in tissues with short half-value times and in relation to the tolerated ambient pressure. The values obtained were extrapolated for the then extreme ränge of 20–30 bar. For the calculation of the equalization of pressure with simultaneous presence and sequential presence of nitrogen and helium in the breathing gas, a new method was developed. The concept stayed unchanged for the experimental research on decompression for the next 24 years. The results of other experimental groups, which had not carried out comparable experiments, did not influence the development of the Swiss practice of decompression. All the empirical factors that are important for this method were determined experimentally in Zürich. These particular circumstances may excuse the fact that in addition to the Standard works, in the main only the experimental works of the Laboratory of Hyperbaric Physiology of the Medical Clinic of the University of Zürich are cited.

Keywords

Decompression Sickness Deep Diving Experimental Dive Sequential Presence Inadequate Decompression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert A. Bühlmann
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  1. 1.Departement für Innere Medizin, Medizinische KlinikUniversitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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