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August 12, 1944

Principles and Practice of Aviation Medicine

JAMA. 1944;125(15):1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850330070032

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The second edition of this now universally accepted textbook on aviation medicine has no change in the purpose, scope or arrangement of the subject matter from that in the first edition, which has been reprinted four times. Colonel Armstrong is recognized as an authority on aviation medicine. He has been largely responsible for keeping development in aviation medicine concurrent with development in aviation industry. This edition will undoubtedly increase the widespread interest in aviation medicine in the United States and abroad. Information has been added on the effects of centrifugal force and on the emotional reactions to flight. The importance of taking oxygen at altitudes as low as 5,000 feet at night in order to avoid reduction of night vision is stressed, and diagrams of the correct and incorrect manners of looking at objects in dim illumination are presented. The main sections of the book are those that deal with

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