February 14, 1948

Elementi di fisiologia e patologia dell'uomo in volo

JAMA. 1948;136(7):509. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890240075034

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This well presented and clearly written book is divided into three main sections; the first two deal with the effects of high altitude and acceleration on the organism and the third with the methods, technics and apparatus employed in the investigation of aeronautic physiology. The substantial amount of data lacks adequate interpretation, leading to the impression that the volume was assembled somewhat hastily. The book is intended both for the physiologist interested in aeronautic problems and for the pilot who wishes to obtain an intelligent understanding of the functional changes that occur in flying. Both the physiologist and the pilot will find profitable the reading of this book, which, however, contains too much physics and too little physiology to be of sound interest to the physiologist and too little mechanics and too much physiology for the average flier.

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