"As we quickly approach the 21st Century, the Navy Medical Department stands ready to take on some of the greatest challenges it has ever faced. With the Cold War now a part of history, we must learn to operate within a new world order; one in which we must maintain our level of readiness within the context of an ever changing geopolitical environment. Critical to our future success in responding to the needs of the Fleet and Fleet Marine Force will be our ability to synthesize past experiences into our current knowledge base while simultaneously projecting requirements into the future. One important way of accomplishing such a task is by the sharing of information as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Third Edition of the Flight Surgeon's Manual represents a major tool in this process. It is the culmination of 13 years of effort in distilling out the very best of aerospace science and technology."
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