Chapter 1 A Brief History of Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 2 Aerospace Cardiology
Chapter 3 Pulmonary Physiology and Respiratory Diseases: An Aeromedical Focus
Chapter 4 Aerospace Neurology
Chapter 5 Otolaryngology and Vestibular Function in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 6 Aerospace Behavioral Health
Chapter 7 Vision in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 8 Endocrinology for Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 9 Nephrologic and Urologic Considerations in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 10 Women’s Health Considerations in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 11 Musculoskeletal System and Performance in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 12 Gastrointestinal System in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 13 Microbiology and Immunology in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 14 Dental Considerations in Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 15 Precision Medicine—Aerospace Medical Considerations
Chapter 16 Risk Management and Aeromedical Certification
Chapter 17 Atmosphere, Hypoxia, and Decompression Stress
Chapter 18 Human Response to Acceleration
Chapter 19 Spatial Orientation in Flight
Chapter 20 Vibration and Acoustics
Chapter 21 Aerospace Radiation
Chapter 22 Thermal Stress
Chapter 23 Chemical and Microbial Contamination of Habitable Space Environments
Chapter 24 Food and Water Requirements for Spaceflight
Chapter 25 Medical Care Delivery for Exploration Missions
Chapter 26 Occupational Health and Medical Support for Crews in the Space Environment
Chapter 27 An Introduction to Human Systems Integration (HSI)—Human Capabilities and Limitations
Chapter 28 Crew Escape and Survival Systems in Aerospace Environments
Chapter 29 Aviation Accidents: Investigation and Analysis
Chapter 30 Human Spaceflight Mishaps and Incidents: An Overview
Chapter 31 Aerospace Medicine Considerations in Unique Aircraft Types
Chapter 32 Aeromedical Transport
Chapter 33 Aeromedical Aspects of the U.S. Military Environment
Chapter 34 Commercial Aerospace Operations and International Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 35 Space Medicine Operations
Chapter 36 Medical Aspects of Commercial Human Spaceflight
Encompassing all occupants of aircraft and spacecraft—passengers and crew, military and civilian—Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine, 5th Edition, addresses all medical and public health issues involved in this unique medical specialty. Comprehensive coverage includes everything from human physiology under flight conditions to the impact of the aviation industry on public health, from an increasingly mobile global populace to numerous clinical specialty considerations, including a variety of common diseases and risks emanating from the aerospace environment. This text is an invaluable reference for all students and practitioners who engage in aeromedical clinical practice, engineering, education, research, mission planning, population health, and operational support.
- Features eight new chapters including Precision Medicine, Musculoskeletal System and Performance, Human Spaceflight Mishaps and Incidents, and Crew Escape and Survival Systems.
- Covers important approaches to Human System Integration and Risk Management, as well as Aeromedical Certification.
- Addresses important aeromedical issues involving agricultural aviation, military aviation, long-duration spaceflight, and commercial spaceflight.
- An excellent review tool for the American Board of Preventive Medicine – Aerospace Medicine certification exam and Continuing Certification, with outstanding contributions from a team of expert scientists and medical providers.
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