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Flying and health

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1356

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    Two articles in this week's BMJ outline the basics of treating people who become unwell while aboard an aircraft. Few doctors will encounter more than one or two of these patients during a lifetime, and, with luck, the problem will not be serious. Far more common are questions from patients about their fitness to fly. Most airlines have their own versions of the Aerospace Medical Association's guidelines. British Airways' Health Services online …

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