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January 27, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(4):246. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920220054016

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Woman Doctors Report for Duty.—  The first two women physicians to volunteer and be accepted for service with the Army Medical Corps since the end of World War II have reported for duty. These medical officers, both of whom will serve in the grade of major, are Dr. Ruth E. Church, of Walworth, Wis., and Dr. Theresa T. Woo, of Washington, D. C. They have been assigned to the Preventive Medicine Division of the Office of the Surgeon General. Major Woo served in the Army for two years during World War II; Major Church has no previous military service. A specialist in public health and preventive medicine, Major Church was employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, at the Savanna District Office, prior to reporting for active duty. She has also a master's degree in public health from Columbia University, New York, and is a diplomate of the

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