Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight

  • Michael R. Barratt
  • Ellen S. Baker
  • Sam L. Pool

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Unique Attributes of Space Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey A. Jones, Fathi Karouia, Lawrence Pinsky, Octav Cristea
      Pages 39-108
    3. George Beck, Jennifer Law, Kira Bacal, Michael R. Barratt
      Pages 109-151
    4. John T. James, Valerie E. Ryder
      Pages 153-174
    5. Richard W. Danielson, Christopher S. Allen, José G. Limardo, Jonathan B. Clark
      Pages 175-200
    6. Terrance A. Taddeo, Stevan Gilmore, Cheryl W. Armstrong
      Pages 201-231
    7. Mark R. Campbell, Roger D. Billica
      Pages 233-252
    8. Shannon Melton, Scott C. Simmons, Byron A. Smith, Douglas R. Hamilton
      Pages 253-271
    9. Ashot E. Sargsyan
      Pages 273-326
    10. Smith L. Johnston III, Kieran T. Smart, James M. Pattarini
      Pages 327-353
  3. Spaceflight Clinical Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Gary W. Gray, Smith L. Johnston III, Joan Saary, Tim Cook
      Pages 357-366
    3. Ellen S. Baker, Michael R. Barratt, Clarence F. Sams, Mary L. Wear
      Pages 367-411
    4. Scott M. Smith, Helen W. Lane, Sara R. Zwart
      Pages 413-439
    5. Hernando J. Ortega Jr., Deborah L. Harm, Millard F. Reschke
      Pages 441-456
    6. Thomas H. Marshburn, Kjell N. Lindgren, Shannan Moynihan
      Pages 457-480
    7. Andrew A. Pilmanis, Jonathan B. Clark
      Pages 481-518
    8. Joseph Dervay, Robert W. Sanders, Moriah S. Thompson, Tracy Jo Snow
      Pages 519-543
    9. Jeffrey A. Jones, Robert A. Pietrzyk, Octav Cristea, Peggy A. Whitson
      Pages 545-579
    10. Linda C. Shackelford
      Pages 581-607
    11. Stuart M. C. Lee, Richard A. Scheuring, Mark E. Guilliams, Eric L. Kerstman
      Pages 609-658
    12. Clarence F. Sams, Brian E. Crucian, Duane L. Pierson
      Pages 659-671
    13. Douglas R. Hamilton
      Pages 673-710
    14. Jonathan B. Clark, Jacob J. Bloomberg, Kira Bacal
      Pages 711-746
    15. Richard T. Jennings, Ellen S. Baker
      Pages 747-760
    16. Walter E. Sipes, Christopher F. Flynn, Gary E. Beven
      Pages 761-792
    17. Smith L. Johnston III, Alexandra Whitmire, Thomas H. Marshburn, Lakshmi Putcha
      Pages 793-813
    18. Virginia Wotring
      Pages 815-840
    19. Thomas H. Mader, C. Robert Gibson, F. Keith Manuel
      Pages 841-859
    20. Michael H. Hodapp, Arthur H. Jeske
      Pages 861-884
    21. Robert Banks, Serena M. Auñón, Richard Harding, Amy Mumbower
      Pages 885-904
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 905-936

About this book


In its first edition, Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight established itself as the authoritative reference on the contemporary knowledge base of space medicine and standards of care for space flyers. It received excellent notices and is used in the curricula of civilian and military training programs and used as a source of questions for the Aerospace Medicine Certifying Examination under the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

In the intervening few years, the continuous manning of the International Space Station has both strengthened existing knowledge and uncovered new and significant phenomena related to the human in space.  The Second Edition incorporates this information. Gaps in the first edition will be addressed with the addition new and revised chapters. This edition is extensively peer reviewed and represents the most up to date knowledge.


Aerospace human factors Aerospace medicine Aerospace nursing Aerospace physiology Aviation medicine Civilian space flight medicine Commercial space flight medicine Environmental medicine Long duration space flight medicine Preventive medicine Space medicine Undersea and hyperbaric medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael R. Barratt
    • 1
  • Ellen S. Baker
    • 2
  • Sam L. Pool
    • 3
  1. 1.NASA Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Deceased, Formerly ChiefMedical Sciences Division, NASA Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9887-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9889-0
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