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Hyperbaria/Diving: Introduction

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The sections in this article are:

1 History of Diving
2 Pressure Units
3 Maximal Depth of Diving for Humans
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James Vorosmarti. Hyperbaria/Diving: Introduction. Compr Physiol 2011, Supplement 14: Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology: 975-978. First published in print 1996. doi: 10.1002/cphy.cp040241