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April 17, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;121(16):1288-1292. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840160038013

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Abstract

PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND VETERINARIANS 

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF INTERNS AND RESIDENTS  Because the number of interns and residents available for the year 1943-1944 will be very limited, the hospitals of the United States will have to reduce the number of such personnel to approximately 50 per cent of the number they maintained in 1940, it is announced by the Directing Board of Procurement and Assignment Service, acting on the advice of its Committees on Hospitals and the Allocation of Medical Personnel.The following recommendations have been issued by the Directing Board of the Procurement and Assignment Service to its state chairmen:For the efficient utilization of attending physicians, interns and residents, hospitals should avoid duplication of activities such as two or more medical, surgical or other surgical services, by consolidating such parallel services into one.Hospitals should be requested also to arrange

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