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February 16, 1946

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JAMA. 1946;130(7):414. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870070034012

NO NEW MEDICAL DIRECTORY UNTIL 1947  Numerous inquiries are being received concerning the publication of a new edition of the American Medical Directory. Orders for the next (eighteenth) edition are not being accepted at this time; copies of the latest edition, published in 1942, are no longer available. One of the current problems in the Directory Department is the difficulty of keeping the records up to date regarding the relocations of the thousands of physicians being released from military service. Principally through the cooperation of the physicians themselves, the secretaries of county and state medical societies and the governmental agencies, considerable information is being received. About 20 per cent of the physicians are returning to their former office addresses or are obtaining new locations for practice, but the majority will first take refresher courses or serve residencies in hospitals. Every effort, nevertheless, is being made to obtain current information regarding

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