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February 13, 1967

Physicians' Guide to Airport Medicine

JAMA. 1967;199(7):483-487. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120070095015

This guide is designed as a professional handbook for physicians conducting one or more types of medical service for civil airports. A variety of patterns of administrative organization of such activities has already been described in the American Medical Association's earlier "Guide to Organization and Operation of Airport Medical Services."1 This new guide supplements the administrative material of the earlier guide by providing an outline of the clinical and preventive medical activities which a physician may be called on to perform for an airport and the cluster of people and enterprises that constitute the airport community. Some of these activities, as regards aircraft passengers, have been discussed in detail in the AMA pamphlet "Medical Criteria for Passenger Flying."2 Many aspects of the occupational health problems of airport employees do not differ greatly from those described in publications of the Council on Occupational Health listed in the bibliography and