August Schack Steenberg Krogh, 1874-1949

  title={August Schack Steenberg Krogh, 1874-1949},
  author={Archibald Vivian Hill},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={220 - 237}
  • A. Hill
  • Published 1 November 1950
  • History
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
August Krogh was born on 15 November 1874, in Grenaa, a small town on the east coast of Jutland, Denmark. His father’s family had for generations been farmers in South Jutland. His father, Viggo Krogh, however, was trained as a ship builder and settled in Grenaa. His mother (born Drechmann) was the daughter of a customs officer in Holstein. Through his mother’s family, Krogh told, he had a dash of gipsy blood in his veins: he certainly had inherited an unconventional spirit and appearance and a… 
Homage to August Krogh celebrating the 90th anniversary of his Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine
Characteristically for his experimental studies, Krogh developed methods and equipment designed for the specific organism and physiological function whether the organism was the living human body or an animal, and no matter the level of technical sophistication required.
Krogh, Schack August Steenberg
The Danish zoophysiologist August Krogh (1874–1949) was a pioneer of studies of the gas exchange in living organisms and the function of capillaries in muscles at rest and at work. In 1910, he


The changes in respiration at the transition from work to rest
The present paper proposes to deal with another transitional state, namely the transition from work to rest, using Krogh's bicycle ergometer and respiration apparatus, and draws b-samples of alveolar air corresponding to the former.
Physiology of the Blue Whale
In Laurie's paper, "Some Aspects of Respiration in Blue and Fin Whales" ("Discovery Reports", VII, 1933), graphs are given showing the relation between length and weight of Blue whales, and since this relation is remarkably constant it becomes possible to calculate the weight of the young whales at different stages.
The rate of diffusion of gases through animal tissues, with some remarks on the coefficient of invasion
  • A. Krogh
  • Biology, Medicine
    The Journal of physiology
  • 1919
The present paper is intended to supply the second of these desiderata for certain tissues, which is to measure and calculate the average distances which the oxygen molecules have to travel from the capillaries until they enter into chemical combination in the different tissues.
A technique is described for perfusing the two legs of a frog simultaneously with different solutions containing the pituitary hormone and for determining the concentration of the hormone by
The regulation of respiration and circulation during the initial stages of muscular work
The changes in ventilation, blood flow, pulse rate, respiratory exchange and alveolar CO2 tension taking place in man during the first few minutes of light or heavy work are described and an inquiry into the mechanism of these changes is attempted.
Studies on the capillariometer mechanism
THE series of papers of which the present one is the first has as its object a revision of current conceptions concerning vasomotor regulation and the mechanism of vasomotor changes. The prevalent
Croonian Lecture - The active and passive exchanges of inorganic ions through the surfaces of living cells and through living membranes generally
The main object of this paper is to discuss the large differences in concentration of individual ions between the interior of living cells and the fluids surrounding them, to bring out the point that
The Exchange of Ions between Cells and Extracellular Fluid
Summary. Methods are described for studying the exchange of ions between the heart muscle of the frog and the bathing fluid along with the muscle contractions and for estimating the ion
The supply of oxygen to the tissues and the regulation of the capillary circulation
  • A. Krogh
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    The Journal of physiology
  • 1919
This deduction does not agree with the results of certain earlier investigations of the oxygen pressure in the tissues of warm blooded animals, and it will be necessary to try and clear up the discrepancies.
Comparative Physiology of Respiratory Mechanisms
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