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March 10, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1945;127(10):595-598. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860100039014

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Abstract

ARMY 

NO FURTHER REDUCTION IN SIZE OF ARMY MEDICAL CORPS  The Office of the Surgeon General has advised that its recent action as approved by War Department directive of releasing a few medical corps officers to bring the strength of the corps within the allotted ceiling (The Journal, Dec. 30, 1944) has been completed. At the present time the strength of the medical corps is within reasonable conformity with the troop basis of the Army, and no further reduction is contemplated until such time as overall planning now in process concerning the projected needs for medical care of the Army can be ascertained and a reduction of medical corps officers made in the same proportion.Medical Corps officers who will enter on active duty after completing the Army Specialized Training Program in medicine and a suitable internship will during the coming months be

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