May 16, 1942


JAMA. 1942;119(3):264. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830200032009

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Under the heading of Medicine and the War in this issue of The Journal appears an official statement by General Hershey, director of the Selective Service System, relative to the recruitment of physicians for the United States Army Medical Corps. This statement, addressed to the state directors of the Selective Service System, discusses the new plan, already described in The Journal, whereby teams for the recruitment of physicians are established in the various states. Following a meeting in Omaha on May 8 the plan was extended also to all states west of the Mississippi River. In each state representatives of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, of the Adjutant General's Office and the state representative of the Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians will function as a team for the recruitment of physicians. They have authority to issue commissions in the grades of lieutenant

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