An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”
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Air service medical manual.Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1918.
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, then director of the Medical Research Laboratory at Mineola, Long Island (1917). 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. CHAPTER I: Aviation and its medical problems. CHAPTER 2: The selection of the flier. CHAPTER 3: The classification of the flier. CHAPTER 4: The maintenance of the efficiency of the flier. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: AVIATION Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › Air Force, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › World War I