The Flying Doctor Service of Australia founded by John Flynn

Shampo, Marc A.; Kyle, Robert A.
January 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p14
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The article focuses on John Flynn, the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. The service combines medicine, aviation, and radio to bring care to the people who live, work, and travel in remote areas of Australia. In 1957, Australia issued a stamp in honor of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. The issuance of this stamp offers an opportunity to honor its founder. Flynn helped establish bush hospitals and hostels in remote outback regions. The Flying Doctor Service relied on telephone links between towns and settlements and on people physically traveling long distances for help.


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