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BENEFITS TO MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF PROPOSED LEGISLATION
The benefits to the Medical Department of the proposed legislation before Congress (H. R. 2536) on procurement, promotion and elimination of Regular Army officers are outlined in the following statement issued by the Surgeon General's Office:The bill provides that section 10 of the National Defense Act be amended to read "The Medical Department shall consist of Surgeon General with the rank of major general, four assistants with the rank of brigadier general, one of whom shall be an officers of the Dental Corps" is amended to read "The Medical Department shall consist of one Surgeon General with the rank of major general, one assistant with the rank of major general who shall be an officer assigned to the Dental Corps, and three assistants with the rank of major general or brigadier general as determined by the Secretary of War."
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1947;133(12):873–874. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880120061016