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Books by David G. Penney, Ph.D.


Edited by David G. Penney, Ph.D.
CRC Press, 1996

This volume addresses many aspects of current issues involving carbon monoxide (CO) measurement, physiology, toxicology, behavior, and treatment. Outside atmospheric and domestic CO levels are examined, both in light of regulations designed to lower emissions, as well as the recent introduction of simple, inexpensive CO detection devices for home and business. The effects of CO on developing and adult animals are examined, beginning at the organ level, and progressing to the cellular level, where new exciting information is emerging. The neural and behavioral effects of CO, primarily during acute exposure are discussed. The management of CO poisoning, both using conventional modalities and hyperbaric oxygen therapy are discussed, as well as experimental strategies which might protect cerebral function.


  • Carbon Monoxide Analysis by Roger L. Wabeke
  • Carbon Monoxide Formation due to Metabolism of Xenobiotics by Dieter Pankow
  • Modeling the Uptake and Elimination of Carbon Monoxide by Peter Tikuisis
  • Cerebrovascular Effects of Carbon Monoxide by Mark A. Helfaer & Richard J. Traystman
  • Pulmonary Changes Induced by the Administration of CO and other Compounds in Smoke by Daniel L. Traber & Darien W. Bradford
  • Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure on Developing Animals and Humans by David G. Penney
  • Carbon Monoxide - From Tool to Neurotransmitter by Nanduri R. Prabhakar & Robert S. Fitzgerald
  • Toxicity of Carbon Monoxide: Hemoglobin vs. Histotoxic Mechanism by Claude A. Piantadosi
  • Carbon Monoxide-induced Impairment of Learning, Memory and Neuronal Dysfunction by Masayuki Hiramatsu, Tsutomu Kameyama & Toshitaka Nabeshima
  • Behavioral Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure: Results and Mechanisms by Vernon A. Benignus
  • Delayed Sequelae in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and the Possible Mechanisms by Eric P. Kindwall
  • Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning by Suzanne R. White
  • Options for Treatment of CO Poisoning, Including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy by Stephen R. Thom

    This book has been highly rated in reviews, and has come to represent a standard reference source in the field. An indespensible addition to any collection on carbon monoxide or on general toxicology.

    Now Out of Print - Chapter reprints now available from the editor who owns the rights. Contact Dr. D. Penney for price and shipping considerations -
    "Carbon Monoxide", ISBN #0-8493-4796-3

  • More BOOKS on CO

    Carbon Monoxide Toxicity - Highly Reviewed - STILL Available

    Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide - STILL Available

    Testing -

    Appleton & Lange's Review of PHYSIOLOGY

    Edited by David G. Penney
    Appleton & Lange Publishers, 1st Edition
    Fall, 1997

    by David G. Penney, Ph.D.
    Appleton & Lange REVIEW, 2nd Edition

    Spring, 2004 (below)

  • More than 700 Exam-type Questions

  • Covers all Major Areas of Human Physiology

  • Assesses Competency and Comprehension

    This book covers all major areas of human physiology. An attempt has been made to give each section a weight in terms of the number of questions presented, similar to what is found on the current National Medical Licensing Examination on Physiology.

    The review of examination questions serves a multitude of learning functions, and acts as an adjunct to the study of a discipline in the traditional manner. It is used as:

  • a diagnostic tool to identify areas of weakness, each of which can then be improved upon.
  • a test of the acquisition of facts.
  • a test of problem-solving skills.
  • a predictor of competency.

    There is a finite number of good questions that can be written on the body of knowledge in any discipline. Achieving Mastery over representatives of that pool of questions means you have mastered the subject material.

    Part I of the National Medical Licensing Examination on Physiology has been streamlined in the past few years, in that only two types of questions are now used. Thus only the following two types are used in this book:

  • Single answer multiple choice, consisting of a stem followed by 5, but occasionally 4, possible matches.
  • Extended matching, consisting of a stem and up to 20 possible matches. Questions previously identified as types C, G, N, K, etc. have been rewritten into one of the two types above.

    This book has been prepared with three populations of readers in mind: the student who is attempting to learn physiology for the first time, the student who is reviewing physiology after having completed formal training in the discipline, and the instructor who is assembling an examination. For those beginning the study of physiology, the question-answer format can be an important learning tool. For those who wish to obtain additional information about subjects in physiology, reference to some current texts and electronic media is provided below.

  • The questions presented here fall into two broad categories: 1) recall of appropriate facts, and 2) problem solving. To work effectively in any discipline, one must know a certain body of facts about the discipline. The facts can then be used in solving problems in the discipline.
  • It is presumed that in using this book, your goal is not so much to get the right answer as to learn the material. Therefore, don't let a lucky guess deceive you. In taking any examination, don't be misled by extraneous factors.
  • Don't look for a pattern in the answers. Answers are frequently arranged by a randomizing technique.
  • Regard each question as an honest attempt to assess your skills. The student who is looking for trick questions is usually his own worst enemy.
  • Mark your first reasonable answer to a question. Often prolonged pondering leads to changing your first correct answer into one that is incorrect.
  • Don't read into questions material that is not there. For example, where the question states: "On the basis of the following data calculate ...," you are not being asked to use all the data but merely to select the relevant data to reach a certain conclusion.
  • Work in the context of the question. In other words, if you are asked to do a calculation and the answers from which you are to select are all to two-place accuracy, don't calculate to the fourth place. If there is no penalty for guessing, never leave an answer blank.
  • Organize your time. In a timed examination it is usually important to complete the examination. Don't spend 50% of your time on a question worth 1% of the total score. Control that tendency to be compulsive before it is too late. Successful students first survey an examination to gauge its difficulty. Questions that appear too difficult are left on the first pass and taken up later once the easier questions have been answered.

    The answers and comments on the learning material in the text follow at the back of each chapter. This arrangement allows you to honestly and deliberately consider each question before looking at the answer. You will undoubtedly find this valuable in internalizing the information and concepts.

    Dedicated to: Joseph Cascarano, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles.
    He has been a unique and powerful influence on the careers of his students, fondly remembered by all -

    Available from medical book stores and the publisher.

    700 Questions, Answers, Comments & References (MEPC)

    9th Edition
    Edited by David G. Penney
    A USMLE Step I Review
    Appleton & Lange
    printed Summer, 1995

  • Chapter 1 --- Overview of Physiology
  • Chapter 2 --- Membrane, Neuromuscular & Sensory
  • Chapter 3 --- CNS Physiology
  • Chapter 4 --- Respiratory Physiology
  • Chapter 5 --- Renal Physiology
  • Chapter 6 --- Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Chapter 7 --- Endocrine Physiology
  • Chapter 8 --- Gastrointestinal Physiology

    Available from medical book stores and the publisher.

    History -

    Royal Oak Twigs and Acorns: A Book of History
    by David G. Penney & Lois A. Lance

    Last changed 05/08/04

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