Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight

Editors: Barratt, Michael R., Pool, Sam Lee (Eds.)

  • Contains, for the first time, a body of clinical knowledge on how to diagnose and treat conditions that develop either during a space mission or because of a mission
  • Compiled by Drs. Michael R. Barratt and Sam L. Pool of the NASA/Johnson Space Center
  • A must have for all those associated with aerospace medicine
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About this book

Advances over the past decades in space flight technology have allowed U.S., Russian, and other space programs to not only increase the frequency of manned space flights but also to increase the duration of these flights. As such, a large body of knowledge has been developed regarding the ways in which space flight affects the health of the personnel involved. Now, for the first time, this body of clinical knowledge on how to diagnose and treat conditions that either develop during a mission or because of a mission has been compiled by Drs. Michael R. Barratt and Sam L. Pool of the NASA/Johnson Space Center. This text is a must have for all those associated with aerospace medicine.

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From the reviews:

"This is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art-and-science book on what experts in space medicine understand of the physiology and organizational logistics of the field. … a book for anyone with an interest in space medicine and anyone who wants to understand the extraordinary efforts that have been made to render space travel as safe as possible in such an unforgiving environment. … is an absolute necessity for every academic medical library. The authors are to be commended for a … easily readable book on a fascinating topic." (Vincent F Carr, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2008)

"More than 40 experts have contributed to this book. Its 27 referenced chapters are divided into 2 sections, dealing first with the unique aspects of space medicine and then with clinical medicine in space flight. … The book contains numerous tables, charts, black-and-white photographs, and drawings. … Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight is a valuable addition to the shelves of anyone interested in space and medicine."(Joseph McKeon, Journal of the American Medical Association, February, 2009)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Physical and Bioenvironmental Aspects of Human Space Flight

    Barratt, Astronaut and Physician Michael R., M.D.,M.S.

    Pages 3-26

  • Human Response to Space Flight

    Baker, Ellen S., M.D.,M.P.H (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

  • Medical Evaluations and Standards

    Gray, Gary, M.D.,Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 59-67

  • Spaceflight Medical Systems

    Taddeo, Terrance A., M.D.,M.S. (et al.)

    Pages 69-100

  • Acute Care

    Marshburn, Thomas H., M.D.,M.S.

    Pages 101-122

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-68164-1
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Hardcover $279.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-98842-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3173-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight
Editors
  • Michael R. Barratt
  • Sam Lee Pool
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68164-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68164-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98842-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3173-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 596
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