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Parents were given to believe that their sons were being taken for an almost immediate and inevitable sacrifice. Furthermore, there was not a city in the United States in which it was not firmly believed by the public that the much-discussed medical examination of an aviator was a form of refined torture. " This mythical examination 22 AIE SERVICE MEDICAID was supposed to consist of placing a needle between the candidate's forefinger and thumb, blindfolding him, then shooting off a pistol behind his ear.
This requires perfect stereoscopic vision. 20a-l a crash. Fighting in the ait FKiHTING IN THE AIR MAKES THE MOST SEVERE DEMANDS ON PILOTS. Only the most fit are chosen for this work. CADET AMONG THE CLOUDS. A situation in which vision be 20a-2 of little use. normal, or the pilot is The " motion-sensing " portion of the interval ear must can not detect mjvem mt nor mally. AIE SEEVICE MEDICAL. 21 within a few days after the arrival of the medical oflBcer the units were ready for work. By this method of decentralizati on the examination of thousands of applicants in a minimum time was made Once was assured that those charged with the responsibility of conducting the examination were fully equipped and capable of making the tests, full authority was vested in the medical officer in possible.
Men are called upon to perform widely diversified classes of work, such as pursuit or scout work, recon- naissance, photography, and for each of these day or night bombing, artillery observation, special missions the pilot is provided with a cer- tain type of plane adapted to the work in hand. Both the enemy and ourselves divide the machines used for service into two distinct classes; we have both the fighting machines which are a fast, quick-climbing type, easily and quickly maneuvered, and heavier machines which are slower in action and capable of carrying almost any weight.
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