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The medical storyAn overview of the Skylab medical program is given. All medical subsystems provided in the orbital workshop functioned satisfactorily. Major systems included the food system, the waste management system, and provisions per personal hygiene. A series of lockers in the wardroom was used to stow the inflight medical support system. Cardiovascular counter pressure garments were launched in the orbital workshop for all three crews. Life services experiments were carried out. Two experiments were conducted in the Skylab missions to study the performance of the cardiovascular system during weightless flight and return to earth and the one g environment. A series of experiments was conducted to study mineral balance and the bioassay of body fluids.
Document ID
19740042875
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Johnston, R. S.
Dietlein, L. F.
Michel, E. L. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Subject Category
BIOSCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 74-287
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting and Technical Display(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other