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October 25, 1941

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1941;117(17):1449-1450. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430045016

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Abstract

SELECTIVE SERVICE PHYSICIANS WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE  The announcement made under Medical Preparedness in The Journal, October 18, page 1364, that a single physical examination for selective service registrants would be the procedure to be followed after Jan. 1, 1942 was based on an official release from the National Headquarters of the Selective Service System. Subsequently an announcement has been received to the effect that this original release was premature and that a further statement will be made in the near future indicating the modifications that are to take place in the methods of examination.

LOCATIONS FOR PHYSICIANS IN DEFENSE AREAS  A serious need for additional physicians exists in many vital defense areas. These shortages have arisen because of the great increases in civilian population which have occurred during the year. The needs exist in a large number of states in communities varying in size from small villages to large cities. The demand for medical care is already so urgent that it

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