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At a meeting of the War Participation Committee of the American Medical Association with the directing board of the Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians and with representatives of the United States Public Health Service in Washington on Dec. 14, 1942, plans were presented whereby the United States Public Health Service could meet the need for medical services in critical areas. The War Participation Committee of the American Medical Association at that time recommended that state medical societies cooperate with the State Procurement and Assignment Service and with the state boards of registration and licensure in determining areas that lack medical services and in developing plans for medical services in such areas when the need arises. The Secretary of the American Medical Association, Dr. Olin West, was requested to inform the secretaries of all state medical associations of the action taken. The Board of Trustees endorsed the
PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICE IN CRITICAL AREAS. JAMA. 1943;122(2):115-116. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840190045009