July 5, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(1):37. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820270037012

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Some months have passed since the President of the United States first requested the American Red Cross and a number of medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, to aid the American Red Cross in its effort to comply with the request of the British Red Cross for one thousand physicians to reinforce the British medical services, including the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Emergency Medical Service. In pursuance of this project, extensive announcement was made in the public press. From time to time application blanks have been sent to physicians in the United States who seemed to meet the qualifications. By June 23, 1,343 inquiries had been received; 643 applications had been mailed in response to the inquiries received; 69 physicians who applied had been rated as professionally unqualified; 67 had been pronounced professionally qualified, but of these 2 have withdrawn their applications; 52 applicants are awaiting the

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