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February 1927

Aviation Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(2):283-284. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200320137024

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This is probably the first book written on aviation medicine since the war, and the first one in America. It is published by the authority of the Surgeon General, United States Army, the author being a member of the Medical Corps on duty in the School of Aviation Medicine. There is nothing original in the book, but it gives an excellent summary of the problems encountered by aviators during and since the war. The army maintained an experimental laboratory during the World War. The selection of the aviator as well as keeping him in fit condition became a serious problem. That aviation medicine encompasses practically all the specialities of medicine is shown in this work, in which there is a discussion of the relation of the eye, the ear, nose and throat, the nervous system and the respiratory and circulatory systems. To neurologists, the discussion of the so-called Bárány tests