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October 12, 1940

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1940;115(15):1283-1285. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810410049020

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Abstract

CAUSES FOR REJECTION FOR ENTRANCE INTO THE REGULAR ARMY DUE TO PHYSICAL DEFECTS  GEORGE E. LEONE, M.D.Captain, Medical Corps, U. S. Army; Medical Inspector for Recruiting, Second Corps Area New YorkIn a preliminary statistical report on the causes for rejection due to physical defects of applicants for enlistment into the Regular Army of the United States some interesting observations were made. The report covered a three month period, June, July, August 1940, of applicants examined physically in the Southern New York District of the Second Corps Area, which includes New York City proper. These examinations were conducted by full time medical examiners under the direct supervision of Regular Army medical officers at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City. The applicants were for original enlistment into the Regular Army during an intensive recruiting campaign and the physical standards as set forth by the War Department, Army Regulations 40-105, were

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