Air Service medical manual. [with] Manual of medical research laboratory

United States War Department, Air Service, Division of Military Aeronautics

Published by GPO, Washington DC, 1918
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United States War Department, Air Service, Division of Military Aeronautics. Air Service medical manual. 38pp. 31 plate leaves. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1918. 261 x 178 mm. Original cloth, spine a bit faded, small split in inner front hinge. Small marginal tear in one plate leaf, but very good. Government stamp on front pastedown. . (1) First Edition. "The first U. S. work dedicated to the medical aspects of military pilot selection. According to the National Museum of Health and Medicine, this manual was written by William Holland Wilmer (1863-1936), then director of the Medical Research Laboratory at Mineola, Long Island. This placed Wilmer at the forefront of training for flight surgeons and in the classification of pilot candidates as they used novel devices and instruments to simulate high-altitude conditions. He pioneered efforts to produce oxygen delivery systems to pilots" ( 8107). First Edition. Wilmer also authored the Manual of Medical Research Laboratory, a longer and more detailed work "intended for the information and instruction of those who are interested in the medical problems of aviation" (p. 5). Garrison 95957. Bookseller Inventory # 44564

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Title: Air Service medical manual. [with] Manual of...

Publisher: GPO, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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