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Title Principles and practice of aviation medicine / editors, Claus Curdt-Christiansen, Jörg Draeger, Jürgen Kriebel.
Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2009]
©2009

Subject Aviation medicine.
Aerospace Medicine -- methods.
Aerospace Medicine -- standards.
Alt Name Curdt-Christiansen, Claus.
Draeger, Jörg, Prof. Dr.
Kriebel, Jürgen.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 827 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The history and development of aviation medicine -- ICAO international medical standards and recommended practice -- Federal Aviation Administration aviation medicine -- Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) medical requirements for pilots in Europe -- Fundamentals of aviation physiology -- Cosmic radiation exposure of flight crews -- Physiology and pathophysiology of nutrition -- Introduction : the role of medical factors in accident investigation -- Cardiovascular risk factors -- Arterial hypertension -- Heart diseases and disorder -- Coronary artery disease -- Cardiac valve disease/valve replacement -- Cardiac rhythm and conduction disturbances -- Congenital heart diseases -- Vascular diseases and disorders -- Ophthalmology for the medical examiner -- Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) medicine and dentistry for aeromedical examiners -- Neurology for the aeromedical examiner -- Psychiatry -- Operational and clinical aviation psychology -- Neuropsychological disorders after brain injury and their assessment -- The man-man interface in the man-machine system of commercial aviation aircraft -- Passenger health.
Summary The book provides an up-to-date overview of the history of aviation medicine and the development of medical requirements for licensing. Also the physiological foundation for flight, the physiology of the sensory organs, exposure to cosmic radiation, the preventative aspects of aviation medicine, the role of medical factors in accident investigation, and passenger health issues are covered.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789812819246 (electronic bk.)
981281924X (electronic bk.)
1282441590
9781282441590
9789812388612 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9812388613 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 647853698
Additional Format Print version: Principles and practice of aviation medicine. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2009 (DLC) 2009013320