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November 25, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(13):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920130047014

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The statement of the Joint Committee on Medical Education in Time of National Emergency which appears on page 1111 of this issue, presents the recommendations of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals with respect to the conduct of medical education in the present national emergency and its possible sequelae. This statement has been submitted to the Health Resources Advisory Committee to the National Security Resources Board and to the National Advisory Committee on the Selection of Doctors, Dentists and Allied Specialists to the Selective Service System. These committees have been assigned major responsibilities by the President and the Congress for planning and regulating the mobilization and utilization of medical manpower in the present emergency.

The aim of the Joint Committee's statement is to emphasize the importance to the health, safety and interest of both the armed forces and the civilian population of

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