Cool scientists

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Killick began investigating respiratory physiology and carbon monoxide poisoning in her first role at Leeds, and this was her primary research interest throughout the rest of her career. In Birmingham, she conducted a series of experiments in which she “gassed herself for science”[1] (as reported by the Birmingham Gazette in 1941) by exposing herself to carbon monoxide in a sealed box at weekly intervals, causing herself to become hypoxic and sometimes lose consciousness.

Killick made pioneering discoveries pertaining to physiological roles upon recognizing a vasodilatory effect of carbon monoxide on a feline pulmonary arterial vessel in 1951.[4]

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