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June 18, 1955

Physiology of Flight

JAMA. 1955;158(7):617. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960070093035

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This manual is primarily directed to the flight surgeon and other personnel concerned with the physiological stresses to which the flyer in the Air Force is subjected. There is a certain amount of overlapping of the material presented in this and the "Flight Surgeon's Manual." The problems of exposure to decreased amounts of atmospheric oxygen, rapid ascent, survival at high altitudes, climatic influences, effects of flying on vision, effects of noise, effects of prolonged acceleration and abrupt deceleration, escape from disabled aircraft, exposure to noxious gases and vapors, nutrition during flight, and other subjects are discussed. At the end of the volume there is a bibliography, a group of tables, and an index. The text is well illustrated and accomplishes its limited purpose in an excellent manner. It comes in a flexible loose-leaf binder.

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