Accession Number:

ADA126386

Title:

Polar Biomedical Research - An Assessment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 80-Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLAR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Report Date:

1982-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

This document is one of a series prepared by the Polar Research Board that develop strategies for polar research. Recognizing a need for further studies on human adaptation to the polar environment, the Polar Research Board established an Ad Hoc Committee on Polar Biomedical Research. Its principal objectives were to examine and summarize current knowledge of the medical aspects of life in polar regions and define polar biomedical research needs and the most productive directions for future effort. The Committees aim was to integrate the findings and viewpoints of medicine, biology, and social science, to reiterate what is known, to suggest needed research, and to identify any barriers to the implementation of polar biomedical research and the application of its findings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE