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Contempo 1998
June 10, 1998

Aerospace Medicine

Author Affiliations

From the Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, Va.


Edited by Ronna Henry Siegel, MD, JAMA Fishbein Fellow.

JAMA. 1998;279(22):1777-1778. doi:10.1001/jama.279.22.1777

AS WE REACH the brink of the 21st century, technological advances are creating new demands and new opportunities in aerospace medicine to address the health needs of military and civil aircrew, astronauts, ground support personnel, and airline passengers. Two areas of aerospace medicine are of particular general interest: the medical care of passengers aboard commercial aircraft and the application of telemedicine, used in the space program since the 1960s, to patient care on Earth.

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