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The History of Hyperbaric Medicine

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This chapter reviews the historical relationship between hyperbaric therapy and diving medicine, recounting the important stages in the development of compressed-gas technology and a few of the more interesting early attempts to utilize it for medical purposes.

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  • Compressed air
  • Diving medicine
  • History
  • Hyperbaric chambers
  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • Oxygen

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Correspondence to K. K. Jain MD, FRACS, FFPM .

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Jain, K.K. (2017). The History of Hyperbaric Medicine. In: Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47140-2_1

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