We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Human Adjustment to an Exotic Environment The Nuclear Submarine

Jim H. Earls, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;20(1):117-123. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740130119012.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


MAN has, in the current century, been making tremendous technicological advances, and these advances have permitted him to explore new or "exotic" environments. Examples of these explorations are the yeararound colonization of the Antarctic, the adventures into outer space, and the developing exploration of and attempts to inhabit the inner space, the oceanic subsurface. The inherent stresses man encounters in attempting habitation of the polar ice caps or outer space are items of common knowledge; the stresses encountered in man's effort to explore, inhabit, and use the "inner" space are not, however, well documented. Efforts made toward understanding and using the submarine space have been primarily military ones. This restrictiveness may be one reason for the scarcity of published material dealing with the adjustment patterns of the men who make these efforts.

My intention here is to provide observational data on one aspect


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.