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In the discharge of its obligation to the civilian public the Navy Department desires to accomplish as rapidly as possible the release of physicians, dentists, nurses and other officers and enlisted personnel of the Naval Reserve trained in medical fields. It is obvious that during the next few months they will be needed at almost full strength for the care, evacuation and disposition of the wounded and sick still coming from overseas and also in connection with general demobilization.The transportation of wounded require full staffing at the point of departure, en route to the medical centers in the United States and within the naval hospitals and dispensaries of the continental United States. It should be remembered that the peak hospital census in military establishments in this country following V-E day was not reached until July 1.The medical corps will perform a vital function over
MEDICINE AND THE WAR. JAMA. 1945;129(4):281-289. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860380039016