|Title:||Space medicine in Project Mercury|
|Authors:||Mae Mills Link|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965|
|Subjects:||Astronautics--History ; Astronautics--United States--NASA ; Manned space flight ; NASA--History ; Outer space--Exploration ; Project Mercury (U.S.) ; Space flight--History ; Space medicine--History ; Space probes ; Space programs--United States|
Project Mercury was the first American laboratory in which man was able to test his physiological capabilities to withstand the hostile forces of the extraterrestrial environment for longer than a few second.Indeed, from the viewpoint of environmental medicine as an apllied science, Project Mercury marked the swift transition from what had come to be known as aviation medicine to what is now recognized as space medicine.
The present study aims to provide a building block for a future life-science history recounting man's conquest of nature beyond the planet Earth. The author sets forth a chronological account of a unique medical support program.