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June 22, 1940

Principles and Practice of Aviation Medicine

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By Harry G. Armstrong, B.S., M.D., Capt., Medical Corps, United States Army. Cloth. Price, $6.50. Pp. 496, with 86 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(25):2495. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810250069025

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Out of a tremendous personal experience and out of a review of more than 4,000 separate papers on the subject, Captain Harry G. Armstrong, of the Medical Corps of the United States Army and director of the Aero Medical Research Laboratory, has provided the medical profession with a textbook on the principles and practice of aviation medicine that constitutes an epoch in this field. Here is the one book which makes available to the physician advice necessary to examine pilots, to inform patients about flying and to take care of many of the illnesses and emergencies associated with modern aviation.

The book begins with an excellent statement on the history of aviation and on its medical aspects. Then comes a discussion of the flight surgeon and all the details involved in the selection of pilots, including references not only to the eye and the heart and to the ear, nose

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