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July 23, 1955

Doctors in the Sky: The Story of the Aero Medical Association

JAMA. 1955;158(12):1144. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960120144025

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This is the story of the first 25 years of the Aero Medical Association and its growth from a group of 35 men in 1929 to the prominent organization it is today. The book pays tribute to Dr. Louis A. Bauer, founder and first president of the association, a one time military flight surgeon who organized the first school of aviation medicine and wrote the first book on this subject. There are chapters on aviation medical journalism, medicine and air commerce, flight surgeons for airlines, and the recognition of aero medicine as a specialty. Interwoven into these chapters are biographical sketches of all the past-presidents of the association and a description of its annual meetings. Appendixes list the meetings, presidents, fellows, honorary members, certified specialists in aviation medicine, and others who in one way or another have achieved special prominence. The constitution and bylaws of the association are reprinted, and

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