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December 30, 1944

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1944;126(18):1156-1157. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850530034014

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Abstract

ARMY 

PROGRESS IN PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL HISTORY  According to a report from Col. Albert G. Love, historian of the Army Medical Department, plans have been made to complete the writing of the medical history of the present war six months after victory in the Pacific. Several officers are now assigned to the historical program, approximately half of them serving in overseas theaters. Most of these officers hold graduate degrees in history from leading universities throughout the country. They were commissioned in the Medical Administrative Corps following completion of training in officer candidate schools. These officers are working on the administrative aspects of the medical service, including supply, personnel, training and hospital construction. The professional medical experience of the Army will be recorded by medical officers especially qualified in various specialties.Previous histories published by the Medical Department appeared several years after the cessation of hostilities. Twenty-three years was

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