Space Physiology and Medicine

From Evidence to Practice

  • Arnauld E. Nicogossian
  • Richard S. Williams
  • Carolyn L. Huntoon
  • Charles R. Doarn
  • James D. Polk
  • Victor S. Schneider

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction to Space Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arnauld E. Nicogossian, Charles R. Doarn, Yinyue Hu
      Pages 3-57
    3. Arnauld E. Nicogossian
      Pages 59-94
    4. Arnauld E. Nicogossian, Richard S. Williams, Carolyn L. Huntoon, Charles R. Doarn
      Pages 95-134
  3. Space Craft Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. John T. James
      Pages 137-153
    3. Cherie M. Oubre, Duane L. Pierson, C. Mark Ott
      Pages 155-167
    4. Christopher S. Allen, Richard W. Danielson, John R. Allen
      Pages 169-196
    5. Kira Bacal, Joseph Romano
      Pages 197-224
  4. Space Flight and Crew Health: Adaptation, Pathophysiology, Rehabilitation, and Countermeasures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Victor S. Schneider, John B. Charles, Johnny Conkin, G. Kim Prisk
      Pages 227-244
    3. Millard F. Reschke, Gilles Clément, Shea L. Thorson, Deborah L. Harm, Thomas H. Mader, Alix M. Dudley et al.
      Pages 245-282
    4. Scott M. Smith, Peggy A. Whitson, Sara R. Zwart, Carolyn L. Huntoon
      Pages 283-305
    5. Helen W. Lane, Scott M. Smith, Vickie L. Kloeris
      Pages 307-321
    6. Lakshmi Putcha, Peter W. Taylor, Vernie R. Daniels, Sam L. Pool
      Pages 323-346
    7. Victor S. Schneider, Lori Ploutz-Snyder, Adrian D. LeBlanc, Jean Sibonga
      Pages 347-365
    8. Walter E. Sipes, James D. Polk, Gary Beven, Marc Shepanek
      Pages 367-389
  5. Occupational Health and Safety Issues in Space Flight

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Charles R. Doarn, Richard S. Williams, Victor S. Schneider, James D. Polk
      Pages 393-421
    3. Charles R. Doarn, Richard S. Williams, Arnauld E. Nicogossian, James D. Polk
      Pages 423-437
  6. Ground-Based and Academic Training Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Arnauld E. Nicogossian, Dafydd R. Williams, Richard S. Williams, Victor S. Schneider
      Pages 441-461
    3. Charles R. Doarn, Richard S. Williams, Arnauld E. Nicogossian, James D. Polk
      Pages 463-477
  7. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Charles R. Doarn, Arnauld E. Nicogossian, Victor S. Schneider, Richard S. Williams
      Pages 481-488
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 489-509

About this book


As space medicine evolved from the late 1950s onward, the need arose for a ready reference for students and practitioners on the basic concepts of this new specialty. Through three editions edited by leaders in the development of space medicine, this classic text has met the need. This fourth edition of Space Physiology and Medicine provides succinct, evidence-based summaries of the current knowledge base in space medicine and serves as a source of information on the space environment, responses, and practices. Additionally, there is extensive online material available for each chapter, featuring overviews and self-study questions.


Space medicine toxicology microbiology neurology physiology metabolism nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnauld E. Nicogossian
    • 1
  • Richard S. Williams
    • 2
  • Carolyn L. Huntoon
    • 3
  • Charles R. Doarn
    • 4
  • James D. Polk
    • 5
  • Victor S. Schneider
    • 6
  1. 1.Schar School of Policy and GovernmentGeorge Mason UniversityArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space CenterBarringtonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Family and Community Medicine School of MedicineUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  5. 5.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, DCUSA
  6. 6.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6650-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6652-3
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