Accession Number : AD0714977

Title :   Medico-Legal Aspects of Aviation. Recent Advances in Aerospace Medicine: Life Support and Physiology.

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : The volume contains the text of twenty nine papers presented at the 26th Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Panel of AGARD. The main theme was 'Medico-Legal Aspects of Aviation', divided into three sections: Legal medicine in a strict sense, with papers on toxicology, pathology and international law; Accidents, with papers on acoustic damage, traumatic illness, ejection, radar exposure, barotrauma; Clinical, with papers on pathology, ophtalmology, selection of personnel. A collateral theme was 'Recent Advances in Aerospace Medicine', which was divided into two sections: Life support (ergonomics, aviation occupational medicine, contributions of NASA research work); Physiology (stress biochemistry, circadian rhythms, histological alterations in hyperoxia, vestibular function in weightlessness). A list of the participants, with their addresses, is given. The volume closes with the Panel Chairman's concluding remarks and with a Technical Summary which also includes the discussion on the papers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION MEDICINE, *LAW), (*LIFE SUPPORT, REPORTS), (*STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), REPORTS), (*AEROSPACE MEDICINE, REPORTS), SPACE BIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, TOXICITY, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, OPHTHALMOLOGY, AVIATION PERSONNEL, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE