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May 25, 1918


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Post Dispensary, Corozal, C. Z.

JAMA. 1918;70(21):1562. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600210052026

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To the Editor:  —There seems to be a well defined attitude toward pharmacists in the Army—that of almost completely ignoring their professional distinction, along with an amazing indifference as to their proper place and utilization. Needless to say, such a policy results not only lamentably as regards the pharmacist's status in the Army, but his professional value is lost to the Medical Department.It is also quite apparent that since modern war machines are essentially and thoroughly businesslike in structure and character, modern methods must be employed to achieve success. It is therefore logical and imperative that every branch and wing of that complex machine be conducted on the modern principle of specialization. The trained man, the specialist, was never more desirable, never more absolutely indispensable. Such a principle is the very backbone of all modern institutions, and invariably spells success. Division of labor and centralized effort are built, supported

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