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How the Royal Canadian Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine and the Defence Medical Laboratories work for the safety of airmen is revealed to Lloyd Bochner as he visits their establishments on the outskirts of Toronto. An immersion suit that becomes a life raft, a decilometer to change salt water into drinking water, and a pocket-size radio transmitter are some of the portable inventions. Then there's the copper man for testing body temperatures, and larger devices simulating flying conditions for the testing of reactions to altitude and motion.

1954, 15 min