WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 3-4

THE MEMORY OF THE SENIOR POLISH GRAVITATIONAL MEDICINE ABOUT HIS WORK AT THE MILITARY INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MEDICINE IN WARSAW


Mieczysław Wojtkowiak1
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Autor korenspondencyjny: Mieczysław Wojtkowiak; -, -; email: pjambp@wiml.waw.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.20.12.2018.07

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Streszczenie

The author, a pilot and aviation doctor, recalls the 60 years of work at the Military Institute of Aviation Medicine in Warsaw. An overview of scientific and application works, which contributed to the development of aviation medicine, is presented. Special emphasis has been placed on research activities related to the influence of impact accelerations on animals and humans. The author discusses in detail the methods of research of pilots in overload centrifuges and their dynamics of changes in connection with the development of modern jet aircraft and space science. For health reasons, prof. Mieczysław Wojtkowiak’s work was developed by dr. Rafał Lewkowicz on the basis of scientific articles written by M. Wojtkowiak, associates and personal conversations with him.


Słowa kluczowe

acceleration tolerance, animal centrifuge, human centrifuge