Denis Jourdanet: Discoverer of Altitude Sickness

  • Denis Jordanet: Physiologist Who Discovered Role of Low Blood Oxygen at High Altitude

    Released August 8, 2013 - We’ve known for well over a century that low blood oxygen causes altitude sickness. The origin of this idea has long been attributed to French researcher Paul Bert. But it’s really Bert’s benefactor, Denis Jourdanet, who deserves the credit, according to a new article in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.