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September 2, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(1):50-53. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920010052015

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Recall of Reserve and National Guard Officers  Since the announcement of the Army of its initial call for 734 medical reserve officers, the Surgeon General has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries. On request from the editor of The Journal, typical questions and replies have been prepared for the readers of The Journal on the basis of information supplied by the Surgeon General's Office. The answers reflect the policies that the current military and national situation dictates. "Delays" refer to postponement of service for six months or less under the policy of the Secretary of Defense. "Deferments" refer to postponement of service under the Selective Service System.Q. Is a National Guard or Army reserve officer or enlisted man who is a premedical student eligible for delay under the policy of the Department of Defense?A. Under announced policies of the Department of Defense, call to active duty

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