Accession Number : AD0620202

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE EMERGENCY BREATHING PROCEDURE: CONTROL STUDY: DURATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS AT ALTITUDES BETWEEN 19,000 AND 22,000 FEET.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. (Final),

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Houston,C. S.

Report Date : 05 JAN 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A total of 636 aircrewmen and pilots were exposed to anoxia at altitudes of 19,000, 20,000, 21,000 and 22,000 feet. Subjects whose condition demanded oxygen prior to the end of the 15 minute period were classed as 'fail'. Those who were conscious at the end of 15 minutes were classed as 'pass'. The data are not statistically significant and are presented merely as approximations and as a guide for future work. The wide variations encountered at these altitudes are re-emphasized, as are the hazards of anoxia of this degree for a prolonged period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANOXIA, HIGH ALTITUDE), RESPIRATION, OXYGEN, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), AVIATION PERSONNEL, PILOTS, AVIATION MEDICINE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE