February 16, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(7):563-565. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970420045017

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Review Course for Flight Surgeons.—  Among 38 officers attending the annual review course at the Air Force School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, are 19 full colonels, 18 field-grade officers, and 1 captain. This review course is for experienced flight surgeons who are preparing to take their board examination. If, after they complete the course, they pass the examination by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, they will be qualified as specialists in aviation medicine. The captain in the course is a member of the department of pharmacology at the School of Aviation Medicine itself.

Fly Patients over the Alps.—  The U. S. Air Force has improved the service in the European—Eastern Mediterranean Army by assigning two C-131A Convair "Samaritan" airplanes to the U. S. Air Forces in Europe evacuation system. These pressurized airplanes, having a high-service ceiling, can fly military patients from the Mediterranean

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