The staff of the Research Laboratory of the Army Air Forces School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas, has for some time attempted to carry on a running survey of samples of flying personnel in order to appraise physical changes which might be due to flight. Three ends may be achieved: First, preventive measures which may become necessary can be instituted early; second, those in authority can be kept constantly informed of the physical status of the Air Force personnel, and third, plans can be made for the care and rehabilitation of those in whom some form of physical defect may develop as a result of their service with the Army Air Forces.
The department of otolaryngology of the Research Laboratory of the School of Aviation Medicine has been particularly interested in watching for trends which might point toward impairment of hearing in those taking part in aerial flight. In
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