Now in its Fourth Edition with a new editorial team, this comprehensive text 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, and 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, and unique aircraft including parachuting. Other highlights include significant new information on respiratory diseases, cardiovascular medicine, infectious disease transmission, and human response to acceleration.
HISTORY Chapter 1 The Beginnings: Past and Present PHYSIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN FACTORS Chapter 2 Respiratory Physiology and Protection Against Hypoxia Chapter 3 Physiology of Decompressive Stress Chapter 4 Human Response to Acceleration Chapter 5 Vibration and Acoustics Chapter 6 Spatial Orientation in Flight Chapter 7 Thermal Stress Chapter 8 Cosmic Radiation Chapter 9 Aerospace Toxicology Chapter 10 Space Environments CLINICAL Chapter 11 Pilot Health and Aeromedical Recertification Chapter 12 Respiratory Diseases: Aeromedical Implications Chapter 13 Clinical Aerospace Cardiovascular Medicine Chapter 14 Ophthalmology in Aerospace Medicine Chapter 15 Otolaryngology in Aerospace Medicine Chapter 16 Aerospace Neurology Chapter 17 Aerospace Psychiatry Chapter 18 Endocrine System and Nephrology Chapter 19 Infectious Diseases Chapter 20 Dental Considerations in Aerospace Medicine OPERATIONS Chapter 21 Occupational and Environmental Medical Support to the Aviation Industry Chapter 22 Women's Health Issues in Aerospace Medicine Chapter 23 An Introduction to Human Factors in Aerospace Chapter 24 Space Operations Chapter 25 Aircraft Accidents: Investigation and Prevention Chapter 26 Aviation Medicine in Unique Environments Chapter 27 Aerospace Medicine Issues in Unique Aircraft Types Chapter 28 The Practice of International Aerospace Medicine THE FUTURE Chapter 29 Aviation, Government Space, Biomedical Innovations, and Education Chapter 30 Commercial Human Space Flight Index