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October 5, 1946


JAMA. 1946;132(5):288-289. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870400036013

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)Sept. 30, 1946.

Medical Officers Exempt from Army's Step Up in Discharges of Officers  The War Department has announced a plan to speed up discharges of temporary officers, affecting about half of its 170,000 commissioned personnel, as an economy move and to obtain a completely volunteer officer corps. Under the new plan most officers who would not have returned to civilian life until June 30, 1947 will be allowed discharges by the end of this year. About 85,000 officers involved could remain in by volunteering for extra service. The 25,000 regular army officers are not affected; also exempt are certain specialists and medical officers and recent officer candidate school'enrollees.

Discussion on Medical Application of use of Atomic Energy  Among the subjects slated for discussion by 2,000 members and guests of the District of Columbia Medical Society at the three day conference which opened today

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