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July 12, 1941

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1941;117(2):116-121. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820280038013

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Abstract

PREHABILITATION OF REGISTRANTS  Following is an outline which is being circulated by the Selective Service Administration to all persons registered under the Selective Service Act:Making yourself fit for service is probably a very simple procedure. At most it involves only three steps: 1. Learn the minimum requirements of the Selective Service Regulations. 2. Consult your family doctor or dentist, one or both, if you discover or suspect that you fall short of what is demanded of you. 3. Follow their advice if arrangements can be made on a basis mutually satisfactory; if not, let them direct you to the nearest clinic, hospital or social service agency best suited to your particular needs.Here is the relative proportion of defects that have been the principal cause of rejections at the local Selective Service boards and at the Army induction stations:Many of these rejections could have been avoided by

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