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Fick,

Adolf, German physician, 1829-1901.
Fick method - cardiac output can be calculated as the quotient of total body oxygen consumption divided by the difference in oxygen content of arterial blood and mixed venous blood. Synonym(s): Fick principle
Fick principle - Synonym(s): Fick method
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French philosopher Descartes made similar observations in 1632 but it was not until 1888 that German physiologist Adolf Fick made the first contact lens.
The technology has come a long way since 1887, when the German opthalmologist Adolf Fick made the first contact lenses from glass (ouch