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May 7, 1960

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1960;173(1):71. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020190073020

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Abstract

FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY 

Bureau of Aviation Medicine Established.—  The Federal aviation Agency has established a new bureau of Aviation medicine to replace the former office of the civil air surgeon. The elevation to bureau status points up the growing significance of the role of the medical program in the agency's primary mission of air safety. The new bureau will be headed by Dr. James L. Goddard, who will retain his present title of civil air surgeon. The bureau of aviation medicine will retain an organizational structure similar to its predecessor and will be made up of the civil air surgeon's office and the following four divisions: research requirements, medical standards, medical certification, and environmental health.The functions of the bureau of aviation medicine include responsibility to promote safety by developing standards and regulations concerning the mental and physical fitness of airmen as well as all others whose health affects safety

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