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One of the most significant actions taken by the House of Delegates at the annual session of the American Medical Association held in Cleveland in June was its approval of a resolution introduced by the Committee on Medical Preparedness urging that the United States government establish an agency for the procurement and assignment of physicians to meet the many needs arising out of the emergency in which the nation finds itself. On Friday October 31 the President of the United States approved an order establishing a Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians as a part of the Office of Defense, Health and Welfare Services under the direction of Mr. Paul V. McNutt to stimulate voluntary enrolment of these professions. The resolution of the House of Delegates also urged that this agency be under the direction of representatives of the civilian medical profession. The President has appointed as
PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND VETERINARIANS. JAMA. 1941;117(19):1626-1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820450050015