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Section 2 Non-invasive treatment modalities 

Section 2 Non-invasive treatment modalities
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Section 2 Non-invasive treatment modalities
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10.1093/med/9780199569281.003.0002
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date: 13 November 2018

2.1 Oxygen therapy74

Malcolm Sim, Martin Hughes, and Roland Black

2.2 Non-invasive respiratory support84

William Kinnear

2.3 Continuous positive airway pressure95

Ben Ivory and Roland Black

Joseph Priestley is credited with the first published description of oxygen. In 1774 he discovered that heating mercuric oxide released a gas which was ‘five or six times better than common air for the purpose of respiration and inflammation’, describing the gas as ‘dephlogisticated...

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