Accession Number : AD0622159

Title :   EFFECTS OF REPEATED DECOMPRESSION OF 25 SUBJECTS TO A SIMULATED ALTITUDE OF 20,000 FEET DURING APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Smedal,H. A.

Report Date : 26 JAN 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The repeated frequent decompression of healthy male subjects between the ages of 18 - 25 years for an extended period of time results in the production of no serious symptoms of decompression when the exposures are confined to a pressure altitude of 20,000 feet. There is no deterioration in the individual's ability to tolerate such decompressions. Since so few symptoms occurred, no adaptation was demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION MEDICINE, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS), (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, AVIATION PERSONNEL), (*HIGH ALTITUDE, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS), DECOMPRESSION, SIMULATION, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE