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Ernsting's Aviation Medicine, 4E
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Ernsting's Aviation Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the stresses faced by both civil and military aircrew on a daily basis.

The fourth edition of this established textbook has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, and includes new chapters on aeromedical evacuation, commercial passenger fitness to fly, transport aircraft and passenger safety cosmic radiation, and naval air operations. It remains the recommended textbook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as a standard in the field, and for similar overseas qualifications.

This is an essential text for all civil or military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.


1. Physics of the Atmosphere
D Gradwell
2. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
J Ernsting, O Rutherford, J Ward
3. Hypoxia and Hyperventilation
D Gradwell
4. Protection against hypoxia
D Gradwell
5. Oxygen equipment and pressure clothing
D Gradwell
6. Principles of the pressure cabin and the effects of pressure change on gas-filled body cavities
AJF Macmillan
7. Sub-atmospheric decompression sickness
AJF Macmillan
8. The effects of long-duration acceleration
NDC Green
9. Protection against long-duration acceleration
NDC Green
10. Short duration acceleration
M Lewis
11. Head injury and protection
M Lewis
12. Human physiology in the thermal environment
M Tipton
13. Thermal Stress and survival
M Tipton
14. Vibration
R. Stott
15. Aircrew Equipment Integration
AJF Macmillan
16. Physiology of sleep and wakefulness
J Caldwell & L Caldwell
17. Vision and Optics
P Wright
18. Orientation in flight
AJ Benson
19. Aircrew: Selection and Training
C Elton
20. Crew Resource Management
E Farmer
21. Air Traffic Control and the Air Traffic Controller
SBaker & S Stork
22. Error and reporting systems
J Chappelow
23. The flight deck and cockpit
M Bagshaw
24. Restraint and escape from military aircraft
A Hepper
25. In-flight Communication
G Rood
26. Noise
G Rood
27. Aircrew and cosmic radiation
D O’Sullivan & D Zhou
28.Spatial disorientation in flight
A.J Benson & R Stott
29. Motion and Motion Sickness
AJ Benson & R Stott
30. Transport aircraft and passenger safety
H Muir
31. Aeromedical evacuation operational issues
N McGuire
32. Accident investigation
I Hill & A Cullen
33. Aviation Pathology and Toxicology
A Cullen & I Hill
34. Aircraft Hygiene
M Kelly & S Mooney
35. Naval carrier air operations
A Baker & M Groom
36. International Regulation of Medical Standards
T Evans
37. Cardiovascular Disease
M Joy
38. Hypertensive Disease
T Batchelor
39. Respiratory Disease
G Davies
40. Gastrointestinal Disease
T Laundy
41. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
R Johnston
42. Renal Disease
D Rainford
43. Haematology
P Giangrande
44. Malignant Disease
S Evans
45. Neurological Disease
B Merry
46. Ophthalmology
R Scott
47. Otorhinolaryngology
S Caldera & j Skipper
48. Psychiatry
G Reid
49. Orthopaedics
I Sargeant
50. Clinical Management of Decompression Illness
J Risdall
51. Medication and Aircrew
T Batchelor
52. Fatigue countermeasures
J Caldwell & L Caldwell
53. The Ageing Pilot
J Cooke
54. The commercial passenger - fitness to fly
M Bagshaw
55. International Travel & Disease
A Green & M Connor
56. Air Transportation and the Sick Patient-Medical Aspects
B Coker
57. Aeromedical evacuation of the critically ill patient
N McGuire


ISBN-13: 9781444113365
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: March, 2006
Pages: 800



Air Commodore David J. Rainford, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist; Consultant Adviser in Medicine to the Royal Air Force of Oman; Consultant Physician to the UK CAA 
Group Captain David P. Gradwell, Royal Air Force Consultant Adviser in Aviation Medicine, RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, UK