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Arnold durig (1872-1961): life and work. An austrian pioneer in exercise and high altitude physiology.
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PMID:  22994523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Burtscher, Martin, Erich Gnaiger, Johannes Burtscher, Werner Nachbauer, and Andreas Brugger. Arnold Durig (1872-1961): Life and work. An Austrian Pioneer in exercise and high altitude physiology. High Alt Med Biol. 13:224-231, 2012.-Arnold Durig (1872-1961) grew up in the Austrian mountains in the period when intense exploration of the Alps started. As an enthusiastic mountaineer, scientist, and physician, he became one of the pioneers exploring physiological and pathophysiological aspects of humans sojourning to high altitudes. At the beginning of the 20(th) century, Durig was one of the great physiologists whose knowledge covered the whole field of physiology. Durig founded a renowned School and his students spread all over the world. He stayed in close contact with many colleagues and famous scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Although he was an extremely productive and acknowledged physiologist and teacher at that time, his work and life are not very well known at the beginning of the 3(rd) millennium, even by high altitude physiologists. Thus, this article provides an overview on Durig's life and work, highlighting the most important scientific studies he performed at moderate and high altitudes, in an attempt to provide a few links to the development of high altitude research in the late 19(th) and early 20(th) centuries, complemented by some comments from a current point of view.
Martin Burtscher; Erich Gnaiger; Johannes Burtscher; Werner Nachbauer; Andreas Brugger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  High altitude medicine & biology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  High Alt. Med. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-09-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100901183     Medline TA:  High Alt Med Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-31     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Leopold Franzens University and Medical University of Innsbruck , Innsbruck, Austria .
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