John Scott Haldane CH FRS

Died aged c. 76

John Scott Haldane CH FRS (/ˈhɔːldeɪn/; 2 May 1860 – 14/15 March 1936) was a British physician and physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimentation which led to many important discoveries about the human body and the nature of gases. He also experimented on his son, the celebrated and polymathic biologist J. B. S. Haldane, even when he was quite young. Haldane locked himself in sealed chambers breathing potentially lethal cocktails of gases while recording their effect on his mind and body. Haldane visited the scenes of many mining disasters and investigated their causes. When the Germans used poison gas in World War I, Haldane went to the front at the request of Lord Kitchener and attempted to identify the gases being used. One outcome of this was his invention of the first respirator. Haldane's investigations into decompression sickness resulted in the first reasonably reliable decompression tables, and his mathematical model is still used in highly modified forms for computing decompression schedules.

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J. S. Haldane CH FRS 1860-1936 physiologist lived and conducted experiments here 1891-1899

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