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April 4, 1942

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1942;118(14):1221-1227. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830140051019
Abstract

PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND VETERINARIANS 

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS ENROLMENT  In the past, the U. S. Civil Service Commission, in furnishing to federal agencies the names of physicians, dentists and veterinarians who had qualified in civil service examinations, has found that the making of appointments has been retarded by an excessive proportion of declinations from those eligible when appointment was offered. Persons who were available for federal medical positions when the examination was held were no longer available for such appointment when their names were reached on the commission's register of the eligible.The present war emergency demands promptness in filling vacancies in various governmental agencies, and the determination of immediate availability of applicants for civil service employment early in the examining process has become of increasing importance. The U. S. Civil Service Commission, therefore, is recommending that all physicians, dentists and veterinarians

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