Accession Number:

AD0619413

Title:

THE ROLE OF THE ALTITUDE CHAMBER IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND DISPOSITION OF PROBLEM AEROMEDICAL CASES

Descriptive Note:

Conference Proceedings

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX RANDOLPH AFB

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Report Date:

1958-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The use of the latitude low-pressure chamber as a diagnostic tool in problem aeromedical cases is discussed. It provides a controlled altitude environment at ground level, thus providing greater safety and easier monitoring. Each flight must be tailored to the individual case and should closely simulate the actual conditions surrounding the referral incident. Case histories of consultation cases from the School of Aviation Medicine are presented. The chamber is an aid to diagnosis in the following types of cases ENT problems, cardiac problems, pulmonary problems, hypoxia, hyperventilation, and head injuries.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE