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June 9, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(6):540-541. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970060054014


Second Session, 84th Congress 

Civilian Aviation Medicine  Congressman Priest (D., Tenn.), after consultation with the Civil Aviation Medical Association, the National Airlines Pilots Association, and several interested individuals, has introduced, in H. R. 10228, a measure that would establish in the Civil Aeronautics Administration an office of civilian aviation medicine and create a medical research laboratory.Senator Magnuson (D., Wash.), in S. 3677, has introduced an identical measure. The civil air surgeon, under the immediate supervision and direction of the administrator of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, would promulgate regulations regarding standards of fitness for airmen, establish minimum human requirements in aircraft design, and provide for medical examination of civil airmen and issuance of medical certificates to civil airmen. He would have authority to make grants to universities, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private institutions and to individuals, for research relating to (a) causes and prevention of

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