The Human Machine

  • Charles W. Shilling
  • Margaret F. Werts
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier


Throughout this handbook man will be considered in his relationship to the surrounding environment. He may be under water wearing a scuba outfit or living in an underwater habitat, but, because of his respiratory needs, the environment will always involve air or other respirable gas either at atmospheric pressure or under increased pressure. Man will also be considered in relationship to the various pieces of equipment he uses, works with, or lives in. In many situations he will be part of a closed loop, but always with remarkable feedback potential. The cybernetic man-machine relationship will be evident in most of the underwater work man engages in.


Semicircular Canal Eustachian Tube Functional Residual Capacity Oval Window Expiratory Reserve Volume 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles W. Shilling
    • 1
  • Margaret F. Werts
    • 1
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Communication Division, Department of Medical and Public Affairs The Medical CenterThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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