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December 1941

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(6):1110. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500060131017

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AMERICA'S AIR SERVICE  If the nation's air program is to succeed, it is vital that public attention be immediately directed to building an adequate flying personnel to man the thousands of planes which will soon be ready for use. No person applying for training as a pilot should be rejected if there is the slightest chance that he may be turned into suitable flying material. Many applicants for the Air Service are rejected because of minor physical defects. Many of these can be corrected by medical, surgical or dental assistance. The Medical Division of the American Flying Services Foundation has been developed for the purpose of providing on a nonprofit basis the necessary care and treatment of these applicants who are otherwise acceptable for enlistment. This medical service is now being rendered at numerous centers in the United States, and many additional ones must be organized for this work. The

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