Medical Care on the Moon

by Ron Schaefer, Critical Care Medicine and Medical, Computer Informatics, Pasadena, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III


Eventually, people will return to the Moon to stay for prolonged periods of time. When they do, they will be exposed to a wide range of threats to their health including, decompression sickness, radiation, low gravity, and environmental contamination. In order to prevent and treat medical problems that will arise, a physician in residence, and an extensive health maintenance facility will be needed on the Moon.

Subject Headings: Moon | Space life support systems | Health care facilities | Diseases | Pollution | Space colonies | Space exploration | Public health and safety

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