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October 25, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(17):1451. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430047017

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Change in Status.—  S. 165 has been reported to the Senate providing that an enlisted man of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard of the United States in the active service whose term of enlistment shall expire while he is suffering disease or injury incident to service and not due to misconduct and who is in need of medical care or hospitalization may, with his consent, be retained in service beyond the expiration of his term of enlistment and entitled to receive at government expense medical care or hospitalization until he shall have recovered to such extent as would enable him to meet the physical requirements for reenlistment or until it shall have been ascertained by competent authority of the service concerned that the disease or injury is of a character that recovery to such an extent would be impossible.


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