December 7, 1963

Medical Department, United States Army: Personnel in World War II.

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Editor in Chief: Col John Boyd Coates, Jr. Editor for personnel: Charles M. Wiltse. Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, Washington, DC. 548 pp, with illus. $6. US Government Printing Office, Washington 25, DC, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(10):963. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710100101047

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This volume deals with the administrative task of building the largest medical corps in history. Problems of procurement, utilization of personnel, and demobilization are described with scholarly thoroughness and objectivity. Of particular interest is the chapter on rank, promotion, and pay, discussing the Army's approach to these touchy issues.

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