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November 5, 1960

Medical Aspects of Safety in The Air

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.

From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation. The Mayo Foundation is a part of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota.

JAMA. 1960;174(10):1300-1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030100068014

This responsibility for medical safety is twofold. One is to insure that operators of aircraft have no condition that will interfere with operating an aircraft or will suddenly and unexpectedly incapacitate the person. The second is the selection of ill persons who may be transported by air without harmful effects. The general physical standards for pilots, and specifically the standards of the Federal Aviation Agency, are valuable aids in determining the medical safety of an individual's operating an aircraft.