Credit the authors of this book with a valiant and unique effort. In this rapidly expanding age of jet, space, and underwater travel, not to mention urban traffic snarls, they have consolidated in a single volume data from every conceivable discipline, medical and nonmedical, pertaining to this "nonspecialty." In so doing, they focus attention on many diverse and challenging problems, creating new interest and stimulating research for their solution.
Transportation medicine is dealt with under the headings of law, psychology, sociology, education, driver qualifications, efficiency, accidents, accident prevention, and various medical and surgical specialties. The consumer, the operator, the industry employee, and the public at large are all methodically scrutinized. Less than half the space is devoted to purely medical subject matter. Topics such as alcoholism, influence of drugs, physical disabilities, and accident prevention reappear with different emphasis in several sections, but with considerable overlap and repetition.
In many ways,