Accession Number:

AD0722666

Title:

Underwater Blast Injury - A Review of the Literature

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Underwater blast injury is reviewed for the period 1916 to the present date 1970. The physics of the blast, the mechanism of injury, the pathology, and clinical considerations are discussed. A discussion and criticism is presented of the various formulae for damage range. Much of the material is supported with references to both animal and human data.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE