by Pat McMahon
The Mayo Clinic has been associated with aviation and the American Space Program…Prior to World War II the Mayo Clinic developed the first oxygen masks… research and innovation to overcome the effects of G-forces on pilots…interviews Dr. Jan Stepanek, the Medical Director of the Aerospace Medicine Program. Video.
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Context: Jan Stepanek, M.D., M.P.H., is a Mayo Clinic aerospace medicine specialist. Dr. Stepanek and his team study the effects of clinical and significant operational problems in the realm of spatial disorientation while in flight, as well as maintenance of balance, cognitive impairment, especially in hypoxia-induced conditions, and prevention of acceleration-induced blackout. You can read more about his research here.
Space flight doctor