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November 29, 1958

RESEARCH ON HUMAN FACTORS OF AERIAL WARFARE

Author Affiliations

U. S. A. F.

Chief, Aero Medical Laboratory, Wright Air Development Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

JAMA. 1958;168(13):1744-1747. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000130010003
Abstract

New problems of adaptation and protection for men in stressful environments have resulted from the increasing range and velocity of aircraft. Extremes of pressure, temperature, acceleration, radiation intensity, monotony, isolation, and suddenness of change are encountered in aviation and must be reproduced in the laboratory. An arduous program of research must be accomplished before manned satellites can be sent into orbit, but it is a magnificent challenge and offers the likelihood of countless unforeseeable but valuable results.

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