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May 26, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(4):292-295. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860210048016

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WOMEN DOCTORS ASSIGNED TO IMPORTANT TASKS  Eleven commissioned women doctors are serving with the U. S. Army Medical Service in the European theater of operations in capacities that range from general hospital ward surgeon to assistant medical military attaché in the American Embassy, London.Three of these women doctors arrived in England late in 1941 at the request of the British Ministry of Health because of the critical shortage of surgeons and physicians after Dunkirk. Major Marion C. Loizeaux, Wellesley, Mass., was the first woman doctor to be commissioned in the European theater. Formerly an assistant physician at Wellesley College, she is serving on the staff of Major Gen. Paul R. Hawley, theater surgeon, as a special consultant in all matters pertaining to the medical care of the Wacs.The two other doctors who were volunteers and are in the European theater are Capt. Eleanor Peck, Poughkeepsie, N.

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