SYMPTOMATOLOGY UNDER STORM CONDITIONS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC IN CONTROL SUBJECTS AND IN PERSONS WITH BILATERAL LABYRINTHINE DEFECTS
NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FL
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Ten labyrinthine defective L-D and twenty normal subjects were exposed to extremely severe weather conditions during a sea voyage. The effects of such a stress were complicated by a feeling of fear in all of the normal and in some of the L-D subjects. None of the latter manifested typical symptoms of motion sickness whereas all of the normal subjects did. The fact that the L-D subjects did not become sick suggests that, even in instances where motion sickness symptoms appear to be triggered by anxiety, the vestibular organs plan an essential etiological role.
- Anatomy and Physiology