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BACKGROUND Various symptoms in military personnel in the Persian Gulf War 1990-91 have caused international speculation and concern. We investigated UK servicemen. METHODS We did a cross-sectional postal survey on a random sample of Gulf War veterans (Gulf War cohort, n=4248) and, stratified for age and rank, servicemen deployed to the Bosnia conflict(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the clinical findings in the first 1000 veterans seen in the Ministry of Defence's Gulf war medical assessment programme to examine whether there was a particular illness related to service in the Gulf. DESIGN Case series of 1000 veterans who presented to the programme between 11 October 1993 and 24 February 1997. SUBJECTS Gulf war(More)
BACKGROUND Refractive devices used by aviators need to suit the aerospace environment or their failure can have serious implications. A relatively minor visual disability can result in loss of life and aircraft. We surveyed commonly occurring problems with the different types of refractive correction worn by Royal Air Force (RAF) aircrew over the previous(More)
Recent changes in the law and in patients' expectations have necessitated alterations to the way doctors maintain the medical confidentiality of their patients. This paper investigates the ethical and legal aspects of medical confidentiality in general, examines their relation to the military context and analyses the guidance offered. Military personnel(More)
This paper describes a hypothetical case of a HIV positive pilot. It explores legal and ethical aspects of medical confidentiality and discusses who, inside and outside military and medical circles, can be told of his condition in the light of the particular circumstances. Disclosure without the patient's consent is a serious step that should not be(More)
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