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June 1954

Aeromedica Acta.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(6):780. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050792012

This is the first number of the Aeromedica Acta, which, it is hoped, will appear yearly. It contains papers from the "National Luchtvaartgeneeskundig Centrum" which are designated for this purpose by the Board of the Foundation. The papers are presented under three main headings: 1. "Some Observations on the Psychology of the Aviator," 2. "Motion Sickness," and 3. "Medical Examination of Flying Candidates and Causes for Rejection." All of these papers are provocative and should be of interest to those examining candidates for either military or commercial pilots.

One paper deals with the so-called monocular clues of distance perception, and the suggestion is made to provide every airport with a large and clearly visible geometrical figure of uniform size as a help for pilots in the judging of distances in unfamiliar surroundings. Another paper deals with the importance of oxymetry in aviation medicine; another concerns the data obtained from a

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