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May 17, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(3):303-304. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880200085016

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ADDITIONAL TIME FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO SEEK COMMISSIONS  The War Department announces that applications from certain types of medical personnel for Regular Army commissions would be received for an additional three months period beginning May 1 and ending July 31. The original deadline for applications under the Regular Army Integration Program of 1947 had passed on January 31.Twelve classifications of medical officers and former medical officers will be affected by the new ruling. The classifications are those of bacteriologist, biochemist, parasitologist, serologist, clinical laboratory officer, entomologist, nutrition officer, toxicologist, industrial hygienist, sanitary engineer, clinical psychologist and psychiatric social worker.The additional application period was announced in an effort to obtain more medical candidates for Regular Army commissions. The first increment of officers brought into the Army in 1947 contained far below the desired proportion of medical

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