The Comparative Physiology of Respiration

  title={The Comparative Physiology of Respiration},
  author={E. Zeuthen},
AMONG the very first of the physiological acts observed were those of respiration. The regular movements of breathing, from the first feeble efforts of the new-born babe until the sigh in the last breath of the dying—after which is silence, cold, and dissolution—have commanded the attention and claimed the interest of every one, the thoughtful and the thoughtless alike. And one comes to feel that in some mysterious way “the breath is the life.” But in what way does breathing subserve life or… Expand
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