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Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine
Fourth edition
edited Jeffrey R. Davis

Now in its Fourth edition, Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine addresses all medical and public health issues involved in the care of crews, passengers, and support personnel of aircraft and space vehicles.

Coverage includes:

  • human physiology under flight conditions
  • clinical medicine in the aerospace environment,
  • the impact of the aviation industry on global public health

This edition features new chapters on:

  • radiation, toxicology and microbiology
  • dental considerations in aerospace medicine
  • women's health issues
  • commercial human space flight
  • space exploration
  • unique aircraft including parachuting

Other highlights include significant new information on respiratory diseases, cardiovascular medicine, infectious disease transmission, and human response to acceleration.

Contents

History

  1. The Beginnings: Past and Present

Physiology, Environment, Human Factors

  1. Respiratory Physiology and Protection Against Hypoxia
  2. Physiology of Decompressive Stress
  3. Human Response to Acceleration
  4. Vibration and Acoustics
  5. Spatial Orientation in Flight
  6. Thermal Stress
  7. Cosmic Radiation
  8. Aerospace Toxicology
  9. Space Environments

Clinical

  1. Pilot Health and Aeromedical Recertification
  2. Respiratory Diseases: Aeromedical Implications
  3. Clinical Aerospace Cardiovascular Medicine
  4. Ophthalmology in Aerospace Medicine
  5. Otolaryngology in Aerospace Medicine
  6. Aerospace Neurology
  7. Aerospace Psychiatry
  8. Endocrine System and Nephrology
  9. Infectious Diseases
  10. Dental Considerations in Aerospace Medicine

Operations

  1. Occupational and Environmental Medical Support to the Aviation Industry
  2. Women's Health Issues in Aerospace Medicine
  3. An Introduction to Human Factors in Aerospace
  4. Space Operations
  5. Aircraft Accidents: Investigation and Prevention
  6. Aviation Medicine in Unique Environments
  7. Aerospace Medicine Issues in Unique Aircraft Types
  8. The Practice of International Aerospace Medicine

The Future

  1. Aviation, Government Space, Biomedical Innovations, and Education
  2. Commercial Human Space Flight

Index

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Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine
Fourth edition
edited by Jeffrey R. Davis

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