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The diving medical detectives: when diving medicine books are completely wrong; Part IV: Synopsis

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Abstract: We compiled lists/descriptions of errors found in the standard diving medicine literature. Methods: We scanned our diving medicine archives and looked there for already existing error-reports; typos etc. were ignored.
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong
08.06.2022, Part IV:
Synopsis
Miri Rosenblat, TAU
Nurit Vered, Technion Haifa
DOI: t.b.d.
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong, Part IV:
Synopsis
Abstract / Methods / Results:
the same, as per Part I, Part II & Part III of this series:
Part I, Ref. [1], DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15199.79528
Part II, Ref. [2], DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35722.39366
Part III, Ref. [3], DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28043.62245
Part IV, DOI: t.b.d.
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(That is: to be continued with Part V )
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong, Part IV:
Synopsis
Here, in Part IV, we give only a short synopsis on the previous 3 parts
(pls. cf. slide # 4 with a list of covered books and the published
documentations / presentations on RESEARCHGATE along with the
according DOI) and one comment on the precision & reliability of various
sources about one simple historical fact, i.e.: on the pure number of HELIOX
dives for the rescue & salvage efforts for the U.S.S. SS-192, the submarine
„SQUALUS“.
The deviation in reported numbers is not a serious error as such, especially
not in our domain of hyperbaric medicine, but should remind us on the word
from Henry L. Stimson in 1948, c.e.:
„History is often not what actually happend but what is recorded as such.“
Only the numbers in relation to cases of DCS could then be misleading; i.e.
the un-safety of a certain decompression procedure would be veiled!
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Synopsis Part I Part IV of
The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books are completely wrong” :
Part
#: covered books: Ref.
I Strauss (2004) Diving Science: Essential physiology and
medicine for divers;
Bookspan (1995) Diving Physiology in Plain English;
Holzapfel (1993) Praxis der Tauchmedizin;
Edmonds (2003 + 2016) Diving and Subaquatic Medicine;
[1]
II Bove (2004) DIVING MEDICINE;
Bühlmann (1984) Decompression - Decompression
Sickness;
[2]
III Göbel, Scheyer, Hahn (1996) Dekompression;
Cole (2008) The SAA Bühlmann DeeP-Stop System
Handbook;
Cole (2014) Out of the Decompression Matrix;
[3]
IV Strauss (1976) Diving Medicine; [248]
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong, Part IV:
Synopsis
On the epic rescue & salvage efforts in 1939 with the then new HELIOX gas-
mixes in: [248] Strauss, R.H. (ed.)(1976) Diving Medicine,
we find on p.8, citation:
„Over 900 helium dives were made on the Squalus. It is amazing that during
this first venture in deep water with a new gas not a single diver was killed.“
This article in [248] A short history of diving and diving medicinewas written
by Eric P. Kindwall, a higly esteemed & competent source.
But in [113] Naval Forces Under the Sea: The Rest of the Story, on p. 34 &
on p. 35 there are only 640 dives overall (air + heliox) mentioned:
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong,
Part IV: Synopsis
[113] Naval Forces Under the Sea: The Rest of the Story,
p. 34 & p. 35:
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong, Part IV:
Synopsis
As well in [246] Penzias & Goodman: Man Beneath the Sea, on p. 35 from
the log-book of the U.S.S. Falcon with 643 dives overall, and only 233
with Heliox:
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong, Part IV:
Synopsis
Another source lists 1,372 dives (Behnke, A. Willmon, T. (1939)
U.S.S. Squalus. Medical aspects of the rescue and
salvage operations and the use of oxygen in
deep-sea diving
(U.S. Nav. Med. Bull. 37, 629-640).
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The diving medical detectives:
when diving medicine books
are completely wrong, Part IV: Synopsis
Peter Maas, the biographer of Charles Bowers „SwedeMomsen
(Momsen was instrumental in developing the
Momsen Escape-Lung and the Momsen Rescue
Chamber and was leading the Squalus rescue &
salvage) writes in: „The Terrible Hours“ (1999)
on p. 236/237 as well of only 640 dives
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References (1):
We from the lab (Miri, Nurit & Yael) rely heavily on the
knowledge & experience of our boss:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albi-Salm-2
As well we have our big library at hand:
http://www.divetable.eu/BOOKS/index.htm
יבלא: הדותךל הבר!
ירימ , תירונלעיו
[113] Naval Forces Under the Sea: The Rest of the Story (2007)
Best Publishing Company, ISBN-13: 978-1-930536-30-2,
ISBN-10: 1-930536-30-5
[246] Penzias, Walter; Goodman, M. W. (1973)
Man Beneath the Sea: A Review of Underwater Ocean Engineering
ISBN-10: 0-471-68018-4, ISBN-13: 978-0471680185
[248] Strauss, R.H. (ed.)(1976) Diving Medicine,
Grune & Stratton, Inc., N.Y., ISBN 0-8089-0699-2
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References, (2):
„The diving medical detectives-series on RG:
when diving medicine books are completely wrong!”
Parts # 1 to 3:
[1] Salm, A. (09.09.2021), DOI: : 10.13140/RG.2.2.15199.79528
[2] Salm, A. (17.09.2021), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35722.39366
[3] Salm, A. (01.12.2021), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28043.62245
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Abstract: We compiled lists/descriptions of errors found in the standard diving medicine literature. Methods: We scanned our diving medicine archives and looked there for already existing error-reports; typos etc. were ignored. Results: Severe errors are appearing more frequently in monographs. Omnibus Volumes, written by teams of experts, are obviously more resilient to errors. Discussion / Recommendations: Single authors / editors should consult with expert teams prior to publication. If you want to contribute s.th. to our list, we would be very happy if you send an e-mail to our head of lab: director@smc-de.com
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Abstract / Methods / Results: as per Part I. i.e.: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15199.79528 We compiled lists/descriptions of errors found in the standard diving medicine literature. We scanned our diving medicine archives and looked there for already existing error-reports; typos etc. were ignored. Severe errors are appearing more frequently in monographs. Omnibus Volumes, written by teams of experts, are obviously more resilient to errors. Discussion / Recommendations: Single authors / editors should consult with expert teams prior to publication. If you want to contribute s.th. to our list, we would be very happy if you send an e-mail to our head of lab: director@smc-de.com
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Abstract: We compiled lists/descriptions of errors found in the standard diving medicine literature. Methods: We scanned our diving medicine archives and looked there for already existing error-reports; typos etc. were ignored. Results: Severe errors are appearing more frequently in monographs. Omnibus Volumes, written by teams of experts, are obviously more resilient to errors. Discussion / Recommendations: Single authors / editors should consult with expert teams prior to publication. If you want to contribute s.th. to our list, we would be very happy if you send an e-mail to our head of lab: director@smc-de.com
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