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The Leading Edge
Author: Stephen Langford

ISBN: 9781742588148
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1 March 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.6
Description:
The advent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the 1930s was a testimony to Australian innovation and ingenuity. Much as been written about the early history of this iconic organisation, adapting aircraft and pedal radios to meet the needs of people in vast remote areas.

In this book, Dr Stephen Langford, the Service's longest serving medico, provides a compelling account of the Service since the late 1970s. Langford's history emphasises the technology and innovation that has enabled the RFDS to remain at the forefront of aeromedical care.

About the Author

Dr Stephen Langford joined the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in 1983, beginning a 32 year career during which he saved countless lives. During his service Stephen worked to introduce dozens of medical and technical innovations that would improve the quality and speed of care in the RFDS. Some of these innovations include the introduction of blood-clot busting drugs for heart patients, ultrasound diagnostic capabilities in crafts, treatments for preventing premature birth, as well as a campaign for a fast Hawker 800 jet to improve medical response times to extreme...

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