RAYMOND H. MURRAY, M.D.
Although the technical and political achievements of the space program have been satisfying, benefits to the general scientific community and to medicine in particular have been disappointing to many. This has been due in part to over-sold expectations; because of the nature of the program rewards have been richest in the physical sciences and engineering. But the major reason for dissatisfaction in medicine has not been failure of accomplishment but, rather, limited reporting of biomedical benefits to the profession.
When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created in 1958, it was mandated to "provide for the widest practical and
MURRAY RH. Moon to Medicine: Benefits from the Space Program?. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:331–333. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-331
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):331-333.
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