This paper describes the case of a patient, Mr.
A, who died in 1987.
The information provided by Mr.
A in life, and his insistence on making a will demanding an autopsy on his death, has given us invaluable data on Vibroacoustic Disease (VAD).
Mr. A was an intellectually curious man who researched the medical literature related to his condition, and compared it to his own experience.
He would describe all his sensations during his many epileptic seizures.
Solely because of the results of Mr.
A's autopsy, new avenues of research were initiated.
These have led to new concepts and exciting new perspectives on noise-induced extra-aural pathology.
VAD is today a well-established and easily diagnosed entity.
This paper is a tribute to Mr.
A, in whose honor we have an on-going commitment to establish VAD as an occupational disease, reimbursable by Worker's Compensation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie aérospatiale, Etude cas, Bruit, Basse fréquence, Vibration, Autopsie, Traumatisme, Agent physique, Malignité, Exposition professionnelle, Nuisance acoustique, Epilepsie, Aviation pathologie, Médecine aérospatiale, Personnel navigant, Facteur milieu, Médecine travail, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Aerospace industry, Case study, Noise, Low frequency, Vibration, Autopsy, Trauma, Physical agent, Malignancy, Occupational exposure, Noise pollution, Epilepsy, Aviation medicine, Space medicine, Crew, Environmental factor, Occupational medicine, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0253264
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 16/11/1999.