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.
Fourth Edition Highlights:
"Clearly, this book continues to be a major contribution to the science of aerospace medicine and is an absolute requirement for every medical library frequented by students and practitioners of aerospace medicine."
-- Vincent Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)Doody's Review
This title is for all who study and work in the aerospace medical community, medical students, residents, and practitioners. The editors have brought together many credible contributors.