Medicine: Beyond Gravity

Flights to the moon, and beyond, are still only a tenth-magnitude twinkle in the explorer's eye, but aviation medicine is determined not to be caught napping. Against the day when such flights will be tried, the U.S. Air Force's School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Tex. has set up an interplanetary research section, named it the Department of Space Medicine. It is manned by three German scientists, imported from Berlin.

Last week, in a paper presented to the Aero Medical Association in Manhattan, two of them told what they were up against: the...

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