This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Congress on Aerial Navigation
The third International Congress on Aerial Navigation was held recently in Brussels. The medical section of the congress, which was presided over by Colonel Demolder of the Belgian Army Medical Corps, discussed a series of problems of a medical and physiologic nature that affect the aerial navigator.
APTITUDE FOR FLYING
The methods of selecting aviators were studied more particularly. Dr. Black (Great Britain) dealt especially (1) with the determination of discriminative psychomotor reaction times effected under special conditions with a new apparatus which provokes acts corresponding to the maneuvers executed in guiding aircraft; (2) study of cardiac reactions when the examinee is subjected to the breathing test as described by the author (support by an expiratory effort of a 40 mm. column of mercury for a period of fifty seconds), and (3) study of pulse reactions and arterial pressure after the examinee has been subjected to
BELGIUM. JAMA. 1926;86(11):798–799. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670370068020
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: