VINCENT M. DOWNEY; BENJAMIN A. STRICKLAND JR.
Air transportation of patients has become commonplace. In quickly transporting the sick and wounded from distant areas of military operations, such as Korea, to well-equipped and well-staffed medical facilities which provide thorough, definitive treatment, the airplane is of the greatest value and has been acclaimed by many as one of the really great advances in military medicine.
This paper presents the findings of an investigation carried out by the United States Air Force Medical Service in the worldwide air evacuation system which has been in operation since 1942. An analysis has been made of 1,777 flights of patients with cardiac
DOWNEY VM, STRICKLAND BA. AIR TRANSPORTATION OF CARDIAC AND PULMONARY PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:525–535. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-2-525
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(2_Part_2):525-535.
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