Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine / Edition 4

Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine / Edition 4

by Jeffrey R. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781774667

ISBN-13: 9780781774666

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781774666
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
754
Sales rank:
818,610
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

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

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