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January 13, 1940

Government Services

JAMA. 1940;114(2):172. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020076016

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Appointments in Medical Corps of U. S. Naval Reserve  The surgeon general of the navy invites the attention of civilian physicians to the opportunity of becoming Commissioned officers of the Medical Corps in the U. S. Naval Reserve. Male citizens of the United States, graduates of class A medical schools, who are under 50 years of age and who meet the physical and professional requirements, are eligible for appointment as commissioned officers in the medical corps of the naval reserve.The naval reserve was created as a component part of the navy by the Naval Reserve Act of 1938. It is composed of citizens of the United States and of the insular possessions who, by appointment or enlistment therein or by transfer or assignment thereto, obligate themselves to serve in the navy in time of war or during the existence of a national emergency declared by the President.Medical officers

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