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The increasing popularity of recreational scuba diving and the continued expansion of the oceanography industry combine to make an understanding of diving medicine and physiology important to many. There should be a significant market among physicians for a book with this title. Unfortunately, Surgeon Rear-Admiral Miles does not seem to be addressing himself to this audience.
The material is divided into three sections. The first is devoted largely to musing about the potential for underwater development and a description of hyperbaric research facilities in England. The chapters on the physics of gases and respiratory physiology lack necessary detail and are
Underwater Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-147_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):147.
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