Testing the Limits

Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Space Flight

978-1-62349-817-7 Paperback
6 x 9. 304 pp. 42 b&w photos.
Pub Date: 08/22/2019
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“. . . a brilliant piece of scholarship . . . Mackowski’s book belongs in every space historian’s library. Seldom does one find in scholarly literature a book as easy and enjoyable to read as Testing the Limits.”—Air Power History

“Maura Phillips Mackowski has filled a critically important gap in the literature of American aerospace history. . . . The author provides a compelling narrative overview of the development of aviation medicine in the United States. . . . Testing the Limits is an important and engrossing story, well told in very lively prose. Specialists and general readers alike will find it difficult to put down.”—The Journal of American History

“...demonstrates outstanding scholarship in the exploration of the history of American military aviation medicine.”—Space Times

Centennial of Flight Series

Published by Texas A&M University Press