An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16018 entries, 14076 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 14, 2024

KROGH, Schack August Steenberg

2 entries
  • 726

Ueber einen in biologischer Beziehung wichtigen Einfluss, den die Kohlensäurespannung des Blutes auf dessen Sauerstoffbindung übt.

Skand. Arch. Physiol, 16, 402-12, 1904.

Bohr, Hasselbalch, and Krogh showed, in the experimental animal, that the affinity of blood for oxygen depends upon carbon dioxide pressure. This became known as the Bohr effect, though the discovery may have been made by Krogh. English translation in No. 1588.16.

  • 793

The anatomy and physiology of the capillaries.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1922.

Silliman Lectures. Krogh was first to describe the adaptation of blood perfusion in muscle and other organs according to demands through opening and closing the arterioles and capillaries.

In 1920 Krogh received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the discovery of the mechanism of regulation of the capillaries in skeletal muscle." 

Besides his contributions to medicine, Krogh was one of the founders of the company known today as Novo Nordisk. 

Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY, NOBEL PRIZES › Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine