| || A study of stress in flying during tropical summer, some physiological and biochemical changes in Indian pilots
Author : Mookerjee, M.K. ;Sarkar, B.C.Ray
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:5(4) ; 1955 ; pp 313-336
Subject : 612 Physiology;61 Medical Sciences
Keywords : Physiological ;Biochemical
Abstract : "During this investigation attempts have been made to approach the general problem of flying fatigue in summer from both physiological and psychological aspects. This paper presents the result of physiological and biochemical changes. Changes in body weight, rectal temperature, haemotocrit value, blood glucose, and eosinophil count have been studied. Loss of body weight, increase in rectal temperature and haematocrit value did not give sufficient indication of hoemo concentration. The change in the level of blood glucose was also not very significant. Fall of eosinophil count was of the order of only 16-17 percent."
| || Biochemical and physiological basis of service rations for tropical climate
Author : Nath, H.P.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:8(3) ; 1958 ; pp 258-272
Subject : 641 Food Sciences
Keywords : Biochemical ;Physiological ;Climate
Abstract : "The paper describes the various theoretical considerations which form the basis of formulating service rations for various situations in tropical climates. It has been mentioned that the main problem related to provisioning of bulk rations consists in the selection of right type of food materials, and in this connection, a discussion has been made of the studies being undertaken at Defence Science Laboratory on the nutritive values of oil dehydrogenated serum cholesterol and phospholipid levels of service personnel and on the development of precooked dehydrated food-stuffs. The need of having a more varied and more appetizing pack ration has also been stressed in this paper. Lastly, the fundamental basis of determining the size of the food components as well as the water components of the survival rations for the navy and airforce has also been explained."