Jokl, Ernst, Captain.
Title MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AVIATION (SPEED AND ACCELERATION).
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1943
Illustrator E. Ullman.
Seller ID 28178
104 pp, 8 11/16" H. Brick-coloured boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering on front board. 122 b&w illustrations (collated). "The medical problems raised by speed and acceleration in the air and high velocity ascents and descents are of great practical importance in the present struggle for air supremacy. They are presented in this book in such a way as to appeal to the layman who takes an intelligent interest in current affairs no less than to medical practitioners, flying instructors, engineers, and the pilots themselves." Contents include: Diving at 600 m.p.h.; Opening the Parachute; Centrifugal Forces; "Blacking Out"; "Redding Out"; "Cobber" Kain's Death; The Aero-Medical Post-Mortem; Franctured Ankles; Pneumatic Belts and Water Suits; Psychology of Jumping into Space; "Blitz" Ascents; Exhaustion of Adrenals; Aero-Embolism; etc. Half-title page is missing, small puckered tear at top of title page - archivally taped, tiny dent on fore-edge of boards, light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, tiny hole on front flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve.