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April 1958

The Problems of Vision in Flight at High Altitude.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):638. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050194048

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The publication of this book was sponsored by the Aero-Medical Panel of the Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The various problems which are met in flight at high altitudes have been attacked by the author, and the book is presented from the point of view of the investigations he has made in establishing the factors involved in these problems. After a brief introduction outlining the differences in flight under present conditions from those of the early days of aviation and, in particular, the new features due to high altitudes, the various problems encountered are grouped in the following categories: (1) the effects of changes in intensity and spectral distribution of sunlight at high altitudes, (2) the physiological changes affecting visibility of objects inside the cockpit, and (3) physiological factors affecting air-to-air visibility. The last section deals with the conclusions the author has reached in

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