The history of extracorporeal oxygenators *

@article{Lim2006TheHO,
  title={The history of extracorporeal oxygenators *},
  author={Matthew Wee Chin Lim},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={61}
}
  • M. W. Lim
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • Anaesthesia
Extracorporeal oxygenators are artificial devices that substitute for anatomical lungs by delivering oxygen to, and extracting carbon dioxide from, blood. They were first conceptualised by the English scientist Robert Hooke (1635–1703) and developed into practical extracorporeal oxygenators by French and German experimental physiologists in the 19th century. Indeed, most of the extracorporeal oxygenators used until the late 1970s were derived from von Schroder's 1882 bubble oxygenator and Frey… 
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