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July 21, 1923

Malaises des Aviateurs.

JAMA. 1923;81(3):237. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650030061032

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This brochure is an example of the careful watchfulness of the French medical officer to guard the health of the aviators, and is well worthy the attention of officers and men engaged in flying. It is a brief compendium of general hygienic advice for the flier, and is of especial value for the officer, who may with advantage know the general rules of life particularly adapted to his men. The writers narrate briefly, in nontechnical language, the altered conditions in which the body is placed during flight, and the precautions that may be taken to avoid troubles that may possibly arise. To each system a short paragraph is given, followed by an account of the precautions to be taken. For instance, under the heading of the circulatory system and the kidneys, the effects of variations of atmospheric pressure are pointed out, and, as a safeguard to keep these parts healthy,

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