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McFarland Refutes Theory

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Contrary to popular opinion, Oxygen starvation does not seriously impair the judgment of pilots flying above 10,000 feet and cannot therefore be blamed for recent air tragedies, according to Ross A. McFarland '23, assistant professor of Industrial Research at the Fatigue Laboratory.

This was the conclusion McFarland obtained after scientific observations and laboratory tests made on the crew of Pan-American Airways' "China Clipper" during a round-trip flight across the Pacific last summer.

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