On the primary function of respiration

  • Giovanni Alfonso Borelli


Nature usually achieves several advantages from one action and from the same instrument. This appears particularly true in respiration. The greatest usefulness offered by breathing is conservation of life and this can be considered as primary. We thus must see how this important advantage is attained and what mechanics are implied in its achievement. Firstly, erroneous opinions must be refuted and replaced by more likely theories.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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  • Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

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