Blood Gas Analysis & The Iron Lung

Blood Gas Analysis & The Iron Lung

1931 – He developed the syringe pipette. This may not seem like a very important thing compared to wining a Nobel Prize, but until this time the accurate and repeatable measurement of fluids within a laboratory and between laboratories trying to replicate experiments was almost impossible.

1932 – Based on the ideas of Cecil and Phillip Drinker of the Harvard Medical School and at their request, AK built the first practical ventilator to treat polio victims. Today we call this machine the “iron lung”. He was also the first to measure and document the importance of venous pressure and colloid oncotic pressure.

1936 – Described and measured insensible fluid loss.

1939 – Discovered the “ion pump” in cells.

1946 – Discovered living membrane potentials and described ‘active transport’ for the first time.

Perfusion Theory is an educational platform for the Oxygen Pressure Field Theory (OPFT). August Krogh’s theoretical concept of the oxygen pressure field is explained and then applied to clinical applications in perfusion practice.