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May 16, 1942

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1942;119(3):268-272. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830200036012

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Abstract

OCCUPATIONAL DEFERMENTS OF DOCTORS, DENTISTS AND VETERINARIANS  The following memorandum (I-420) was sent to all state directors by Lewis B. Hershey, director of the Selective Service System, Washington, D. C. This amendment involves a change from Corps Area Committee of Procurement and Assignment Service to separate state chairmen for medical doctors, dentists and doctors of veterinary medicine and also a change with respect to the consideration of dependency in classifying such registrants.

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM  21st Street and C Street N. W. Washington, D. C.January 28, 1942Amended 4/28/42

MEMORANDUM TO ALL STATE DIRECTORS (I-363) LOCAL BOARD RELEASE (89) 

SUBJECT:  Occupational Deferments of Medical Doctors, Dentists and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (III).

  1. Information previously distributed by this headquarters clearly indicates an overall shortage of medical doctors, dentists and doctors of veterinary medicine in the nation. Since war was declared, the shortage

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