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June 20, 1942

Socorro médico aéreo en ortopedia y traumatología

JAMA. 1942;119(8):683-684. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830250079036

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Abstract

This is a well conceived and excellently written book. Its publication at this time is extremely opportune, since the world is just beginning to realize how extremely small is our knowledge of medical aid by air. It is not designed for the research worker in aviation medicine but should be compulsory reading for all medical men in charge of civilian defense or relief agencies such as the Red Cross or Relief Wings.

The book divides naturally into four parts. The first consists of two chapters, one an introduction in which unfamiliar terms and expressions are defined, and the other the history of the part played by South America and France in the development of this powerful ally in the struggle against death and disease. The second part is in three chapters, the first of which deals with the effect of flight on the patient from the point of view of

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