Medicine: A Flier's Life

Only rugged, cheerful, clean-cut, abstemious young men in pluperfect health need apply. Those are the boys the U.S. Army wants for its fliers. And then what happens? After these super men fly a few years, some of them become irritable, neurotic, deaf,with stomach trouble, nightmares, high blood pressure, liable to die several years before their time from heart disease. Such a dismaying picture of fliers' occupational diseases might be put together from the solid medical handbook for fliers published last week by famed Army Flight Surgeons Malcolm Cummings Grow and Harry George Armstrong...

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