Man in the Air: The Effects of Flying on the Human Body 1943 Herbert S. Zim ~aerospace medicine, flight, physiological aspects, pilots


Title: Man in the Air: The Effects of Flying on the Human Body

Author: Herbert S. Zim

Description: First Edition, ''I'' on copyright page. Blue cloth boards with white pictorial of a plane on the front cover. The interior is unmarked, but has damp staining along the top edge of its pages, more or less throughout, and slight rippling along top edge as well. Dust jacket rubbed; showing a bit of wear along edges; closed tear at head of spine; not price clipped ($3.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. More than 80 illustrations (mostly photographs with some diagrams and drawings). Index. x, 332 pages.

Written during World War II, this work examines the effects of flying on the human body, including how it reacts to lack of oxygen, low pressure, low temperature, noise, fatigue, and increased centrifugal force. It describes the testing and technological adaptations made in response to these environmental challenges faced by both pilots and passengers, and explains the function of the heart, lungs, circulation of blood, eyes, ears, etc., and their maintenance during flight.

I. Man in the Ocean of Air.
II. The Air in Which We Live.
III. Our Bodies.
IV. Adjustment to Temperature.
V. Respiration and Breathing.
VI. Oxygen and Oxygen Masks.
VII. Present Day Oxygen Masks.
VIII. Aeroembolism.
IX. Pressure Suits and Pressure Cabins.
X. High Up on the Ground.
XI. Changes in Speed and Direction.
XII. Positive and Negative Acceleration.
XIII. Eyes to See.
XIV. Ears to Hear.
XV. Ears are for More than Hearing.
XVI. Air Sickness.
XVII. Flying Fatigue.
XVIII. Smart Enough to Fly.
XIX. Tests and More Tests.
XX. Keeping Physically Fit.
XXI. Safety in Flight.
XII. Flying and Public Health.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Place: New York
Year: 1943

Keywords: aerospace medicine, flight, physiological aspects, pilots,

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