Did you know that a Memphis aviatrix cured deafness with her flying?
Mrs. C.C. Bradbury was “cured” of her almost total hearing loss when her ears popped during a 1932 flight with Emma Harbin, a well-known aviatrix and stunt pilot. Following this newspaper story, Mrs. Harbin received numerous requests from Mid-Southerners with hearing impairments. I’ve yet to find a record of another miraculous cure, but I’ll keep an eye out.
To learn more about Emma Harbin, click here.
Or, come by and check out the Marie Conner Aviation History Collection.