|Document ID (ISN)||68661|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Walford R.L., Bechtel R., MacCallum T., Paglia D.E., Weber L.J.
||"Biospheric medicine" as viewed from the two-year first closure of Biosphere 2
||July 1996, Vol.67, No.7, p.609-617. 33 ref.
||The medical aspects of biospheres are discussed with reference to the experiences of four men and four women confined for two years inside Biosphere 2, an enclosed ecological space in Arizona, USA. Biospheric medicine as a clinical discipline is discussed in terms of mission objectives, medical resources and capabilities, anticipation of medical issues, facility design, and selection and training of personnel. Psychological and psychosocial issues are also considered. Medical problems encountered in Biosphere 2 included severe weight loss, oxygen deprivation, and psychological and social problems.
||biosphere; space travel; occupational medicine
||oxygen deficiency; loss of weight; social aspects; psychological effects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology