THE medical problems of flying were first seriously tackled during the latter part of the first world war, when it became obvious that mechanical construction was indivisible with pilot performance. Research has since proceeded along two main lines: pre‐selection of personnel for flying duties and the maintenance of the physiological efficiency of flying personnel. There is no doubt that the work accomplished is proving invaluable in these times of extended air force expansion and added interest is therefore given to the report of the symposium held at Washington D.C., at which Air‐Commodore H. E. Whittingham represented Great Britain.
Lawrie, J.P., Margaria, R. and med., h. (1940), "Physiology and the Pilot: Three Articles on Various Aspects of the Medical Problems in Flying", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 12 No. 6, pp. 164-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030651
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