Photo Lennart Almqvist

The effect of flying on whooping cough

Gösta Fraenckel was a well-known resident of Gothenburg who in the 1950s discovered that the health of small children who suffered from whooping cough could in many cases be improved by flying in his open-cockpit biplane up into thinner air. We display Gösta’s own aircraft (a de Havilland Moth Major) and tell how he became involved with whooping cough children.

This exhibition was produced by the Aeroseum in conjunction with the Museum of Medical History.