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April 25, 1942


JAMA. 1942;118(17):1452. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830170030010

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This week to every physician licensed to practice in the United States there is mailed the long awaited enrolment form and questionnaire of the Procurement and Assignment Service. It comes jointly from the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel and the Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians. Each of these agencies is, in turn, related to others and ultimately to the Executive Office of the President. Every physician who receives the medical enrolment form should fill it out as completely as possible and return it immediately in the franked envelop which accompanies it. Opportunity is given to indicate first, second, third and fourth choices of assignment, and it is hoped that the complete functioning of this service will be such that Army, Navy, public health, civilian and industrial needs may be met.

As we go to press the Army requires five thousand physicians, in excess of

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