In recent years there has been a great increase in interest in the effects of explosive decompression, primarily because this phenomenon represents a major hazard of high altitude flight. Majovski et. al. (1944) in their studies concerning the effect of vitamin-P-like materials on the incidence of lung hemorrhage, noted that the presence or absence of food in the stomach seemed to alter the nature of the response. Later Kibrick and Goldfarb (1944) reported that 20-27 hour fasting markedly reduced the incidence of lung hemorrhage compared with fed controls. In a previous report from this laboratory, Bass et. al. (1950), it was indicated that both starvation and dehydration tend to decrease the incidence of lung hemorrhage resulting from explosive decompression of mice. These studies were initiated, therefore, to investigate further the effects of starvation and dehydration with respect to their ability to reduce the incidence of lung hemorrhage in mice.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Keasling, H. H. and Hanna, Calvin
"Factors Influencing the Extent of Pulmonary Hemorrhage Following Explosive Decompression,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 58(1), 481-485.
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