January 30, 1954


Author Affiliations

The Lankenau Hospital Overbrook, Philadelphia 31.

JAMA. 1954;154(5):438. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940390062023

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To the Editor:—  With reference to the article on "A New Type of Navy Reserve Unit," I would like to call to your attention Navy Reserve Unit 4-25 (Hosp.). This unit was activated under my command on April 27, 1950, and is still very much alive. It is located within the United States Naval Hospital of Philadelphia. It is staffed by reserve medical officers, reserve nurses, pharmacists, medical service corps officers, and station personnel. It furnishes an organized course of medical instruction with direct bedside teaching in the hospital wards. Twice a year an intensive two week course is available to hospital corps personnel throughout the Fourth Naval District. There are 48 scheduled drills per year for which the men receive the usual pay. The unit is flourishing but can still take interested and qualified enlisted men or women. It is an ideal springboard for young men interested in medicine.

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