The Oxygen Molecule and its Course from Air to Cell

  • W. Erdmann
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 317)


An understanding of the role of oxygen requires that we should go back to the origin of oxygen in the atmosphere of this planet.


Combustion Toxicity Furnace Dioxide Sulphide 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Erdmann
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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