Accession Number : AD0663721

Title :   LETHAL LESIONS INCURRED IN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS,

Corporate Author : DIRECTORATE OF AEROSPACE SAFETY NORTON AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moseley,H. G.

Report Date : 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The majority of fatalities in aircraft accidents are caused by extreme forces and result in multiple lethal injuries. However, a significant number of fatalities are caused by single identifiable lesions and present a significant challenge to the medical profession. The injuries in this category most frequently encountered are head injuries and burns. Also less frequently encountered, but nevertheless potentially responsive to prompt surgical intervention, are internal injuries, particularly vascular tears. Such injuries tend to be exceptionally severe and present a serious problem in medical management. Aircraft accidents also appear to present a requirement for the development of new procedures, particularly for the care of serious cranial injury, extensive burns, and vascular tears. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *CRASH INJURIES), HEAD(ANATOMY), BURNS(INJURIES), IMPACT SHOCK, HEMORRHAGE, SHOCK(PATHOLOGY), MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE