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Aug. 6, 1924.
Evacuation of Sick and Wounded by Aeroplane
Chief Physician Picqué of the French army, and professor at the Faculté de médecine of Bordeaux, gave exhibitions recently at Brussels and at Liége of the use of aeroplanes for the transportation of the sick and wounded, which service has been especially helpful in Morocco and in the Levant. In Morocco alone, more than 2,000 wounded have been evacuated by the air route from Haut Atlas to the coast hospitals, and in the region of Bordeaux, the organization of evacuation by airship was beginning to be carried out for the more distant garrisons. From the standpoint of comfort, ease of transportation and rapidity, no other method can equal that of the aeroplane. The interior of the cabin is equipped with stretchers, electrically heated coverlets, boilers and reserves of oxygen for those who have chest wounds.
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BELGIUM. JAMA. 1924;83(10):778–779. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660100052022
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