From the Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, Va.
Edited by Ronna Henry Siegel, MD, JAMA Fishbein Fellow.
AS WE REACH the brink of the 21st century, technological advances are
creating new demands and new opportunities in aerospace medicine to address
the health needs of military and civil aircrew, astronauts, ground support
personnel, and airline passengers. Two areas of aerospace medicine are of
particular general interest: the medical care of passengers aboard commercial
aircraft and the application of telemedicine, used in the space program since
the 1960s, to patient care on Earth.
Rayman RB. Aerospace Medicine. JAMA. 1998;279(22):1777-1778. doi:10.1001/jama.279.22.1777