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December 27, 1941

A CALL TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

JAMA. 1941;117(26):2254. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820520050014

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Abstract

The nation is at war. The Congress has passed an amendment to the Selective Service Act which will call for registration of every man up to the age of 65 and which will place all men under 45 years of age subject to service at the order of the Selective Service boards.

The Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians was established by order of the President on October 30. Thus the medical profession itself aids in determining proper distribution of the medical profession in supplying the needs of the armed forces and maintaining medical service to civilian communities, public health agencies, industrial plants and other important needs.

At a meeting of the Procurement and Assignment Service held in Chicago at the headquarters of the American Medical Association on December 18 jointly with the Committees on Medical Preparedness of the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association and

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