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the a our an put Is to air, but of and relieve him Ita air, It new and any flight surgeon has detailed to assist him a physical director, and the two look after every detail of th flier llf while at a field. While the flying la going on It Is th duty of the flight surgeon to keep In direct direct touch with the aviators. With th Flight Commander he observes th men while In the sir. and on their return to the hangar an examination Is made to determine whether the flier shall go up next , day or on what succeeding day. If there Is any doubt a day or two's rest Is recommended for the cadet. If the case Is not a mild one It la more thoroughly studied- studied- before a verdict la given. "Is it expected that the flight aur-geons aur-geons aur-geons will , themselves . learn how to fly? " General Lyiter waa asked. " While It . la not desired to make flight surgeon pilots to the neglect of their duties." he answered. "It ts desired desired that they so qualify whenever possible. possible. This position -la -la warmly supported supported by Major Gen. Kenly, Director of Military Aeronautic, and a flight surgeon surgeon will receive his wings when qualified. qualified. A flight surgeon who haa rot flown cannot get the viewpoint of the flylrg cadet, nor does the cadet have the same confidence in the Judgment of such an officer. The medical officer who haa flown not only appreciates the strain incident to the life of the pilot, but also appreciates the atmoepherlc conditions, the resultant exhaustion at high altitudes, and the mental tension after prolonged flights. It would seem to me that a flight surgeon should at least qualify to land the machine at any tlnw. " Major William R. Ream, the first medical officer qualified to receive wings, and one to whom the medical air service is greatly Indebted for his able and enthusiastic interest, haa Just lost his life in a crash In the perform- perform- a nee of his duty aa a flight surpeon. Th service haa toat a moat valuable man.' and had he lived he would have done much toward making the air serv ice th.sh most powerful force that Ger -m -m - many (Vll have to face. His life a a flight aurgeon will serve as a model to all of us. and he will remain a cherished memory as long as the Medical Air Service exists. Th Director of Military Aeronautics expressed his regret that he did not have the privilege of planing the wings upon this flight surgeon who waa so well qualified to receive them, and he would hav don so had Major Ream lived. "The need for thia knowledge en the part of th flight surgeon Is Increased by the fact that In h future, when called upon, he will be required to make trips In the new flying ambulance. One of theae haa been Installed at each of the flying schools In this country, and at some of the schools they are already in operation. " The flying ambulance carries a regulation array stretcher. It is placed In the fuselage, back of the observer's seat, lengthwise. The tp of tho fusel-sge fusel-sge fusel-sge over th stretcher' Is removable. When the patient la strapped In he Is as comfortable as he would be oa a stretcher anywhere; the top of the fuselage may be placed over tho patient or not, aa the condltlona require. " Th flying ambulance. It w&l be seen.- seen.- affords a great saving in th time required to give aid to a pilot who haa been Injured In a? crash. Thia la especially especially true when the accident takea place at some distance from the field. In addition to the fllxht aurgeon. a skillful skillful pilot Is attached to each Tying ambulance. ambulance. When notice of an accident Is received the two make the trip at once to the scene. The flight surgeon has whatever things are neceaaary to render first aid and to perform minor opera-tlona. opera-tlona. opera-tlona. If the Injury Is found not to be too serious to move, the man la strapped on the stretcher, and In a ahorter time than would be possible by any other method the patient la transported to the nearest hopltal. " In the study of the medical point of flying It was early seen that the type of flying to be dona, wheilter reronnola-sance. reronnola-sance. reronnola-sance. pursuit work, day or night bomb- bomb- Ing. had a loe connection with the - W -" -" - temperamentqend physical characteiis- characteiis- tics la man placing to who not moot he flier watchful-neea the deal the th and warrant thia on ......

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 22 Sep 1918, Sun,
  3. Page 77

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