The History of Respiratory Therapy

Discovery and Evolution

by Dennis W. Glover



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/04/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781449014902
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781449014919

About the Book

The History of Respiratory Therapy: Discovery and Evolution includes the earliest beginning of the inhalational practice of medicine, vapors, and aromatherapy around 6,000 B.C. Its roots are in Egypt, China, India, and the middle East. From there, it spreads to Europe and the Americas. Some highlights include:In 6000 B.C. aromatherapy has its beginning. In 3000 B.C. Egypt, tracheostomy is depicted on a sculptured slab. 2600 B.C. there is mention of inhalational treatment for asthma in China. Tuberculosis-Pott's Disease is found in mummies in Egypt around 2400 B.C. In 1275 A.D., Lillius discovers ether but it is not apparently used until 1842 when Crawford Long M.D. administers ether to remove two cysts from a patient.In 1783, Caillens was first reported doctor to use oxygen therapy as a remedy. In 1873, Theodore Billroth M.D. performs first laryngectomy. In 1917, Captain Stokes M.D. uses a rubber nasal catheter and nasal prongs to administed oxygen for WWI pulmonary edema patients. But only in the past 100 years is the major evolution of respiratory therapy been realized.The History of Respiratory Therapy: Discovery and Evolution is the first comprehensive written book on this subject and makes it a pioneer which officially documents information which is scattered throughout various resources.

About the Author

Dennis W. Glover, M.S., R.R.T. is a retired respiratory therapist who practiced forty five years in this health care field. he was a respiratory therapy department manager and practitioner in several major New York City medical centers. In 1978, he published Respiratory Therapy: Basics for Nursing and the Allied Health Professions, C.V. Mosby Company. In 1985, he incorporated his own respiratory therapy home care company in New York City(D.G. Respiratory Therapy Associates, Inc. AKA. Brooklyn Respiratory Home Care). His home medical equipment safety program was accepted by JCAHO and published in their standards in 2000. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. and is presently writing and publishing children's books."The Cat in the Woods", "The Goat Farm", and "The Talking Flower". You can contact him at