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Sanitary Aviation in Soviet Russia

Nature volume 139, page 365 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE sanitary aviation service maintained by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society of the U.S.S.R. is fast becoming a regular institution for medical aid, particularly in outlying regions of the Union. Sanitary iaeroplanes are kept in readiness in all parts of the Union to answer urgent calls for medical aid. In 1936, more than 400 patients were carried by air to hospitals and more than 500 specialists were taken by air to various places where they performed some fifty major operations and treated about four thousand seriously ill persons. In 1936 also, the sanitary aeroplanes of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society carried more than 2,000 kilograms of medical supplies to different points of the Union.

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