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July 19, 1941

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1941;117(3):199-203. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820290041013

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Abstract

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON PHYSICAL REHABILITATION  The Commission on Physical Rehabilitation is authoritatively informed that the Army will maintain its present high physical standards of eligibility for military service and will not undertake the rehabilitation after induction of men classified by Selective Service and Army induction boards as having remediable physical handicaps. In making the following recommendations, the commission has therefore been restricted to a program of voluntary physical rehabilitation.In order to provide information concerning the frequency and the nature of remediable defects among men examined for Selective Service it will be necessary to require physicians of Selective Service and Army induction boards to state in every instance whether the physical handicap responsible for classification I B or IV F is remediable in their opinions. Such registrants should be grouped in a special classification and designated as I B-R and IV F-R. Without this information it will be

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