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John Haldane
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 3rd of May 1860
Died in Oxford, Oxfordshire
Died on 14th of March 1936

Born 1860. Died 1936 - Scottish physiologist.

Studied medicine at Edinburgh University. Developed the Haldane gas analysis apparatus in 1898. Was an international authority on ether as well as the effects of industrial occupations upon respiration, making investigations into mining disasters especially those of the toxic gases. Invented the gas mask during WWI. Conducted research into breathing in deep-sea diving and at high altitudes.

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