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February 23, 1946

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1946;130(8):499-508. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870080033015

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Abstract

PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND VETERINARIANS 

REFUSAL TO DEFER PREMEDICAL STUDENTS CONFIRMED  In a letter to Dr. Frank H. Lahey, chairman of the Procurement and Assignment Service, the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion again refuses to take any action to defer premedical students. The letter follows:

OFFICE OF WAR MOBILIZATION AND RECONVERSION  Washington, D. C.Jan. 29, 1946.Office of the DirectorDear Dr. Lahey:This will acknowledge your letter of January 15 and the attached statement supporting Dr. Barton's oral presentation of the case for deferring premedical and predental students. Copies of your statement were supplied to all members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Manpower Shortages. After full consideration of the facts which you presented and of the current and prospective manpower situation, we have decided that we cannot ask that special

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