Space Medicine

From the Civil War to the first manned space flight, April 12th is a busy day. firstmaninspace11-sr

LSUHSC Libraries owns a few books on the medical implications of space flight. All are cataloged under the subjects Space Flight or Aerospace Medicine. All the books in our collection are between 50 and 20 years old, as this isn’t a popular area for monographs.

My personal favorite:
America’s astronauts and their indestructible spirit by Fred Kelly with a foreward by Buzz Aldrin. Published 1986, the author was a former NASA physician and a 1951 alum of the LSU Medical School.