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November 11, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(11):937. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920110049022

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COUNCIL ON NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE  The recent proclamation of the President to the effect that all physicians who are under 50 years of age and who are not members of one of the reserve components of the armed forces must register with the Selective Service System prior to Jan. 16, 1951 will undoubtedly raise questions in the minds of many former medical officers as to their present reserve status. The Council on National Emergency Medical Service has therefore obtained the following statements from the offices of the Surgeons General of the departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force.Robert M. Hall, M.D., Secretary.

STATUS OF FORMER ARMY MEDICAL OFFICERS  The key to whether a person, once commissioned, now holds a reserve commission lies in his letter of appointment. If the letter states that the appointment was made under Section 37,

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