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To the Editor:—
The letter "Physicians in Service" (J. A. M. A.160:899 [March 10] 1956) by Drs. Hahn and Raffensperger has been read with great interest. My recent experience as a member of the United States Naval Reserve on active duty is at variance with theirs. I was not a voluntary member of the Reserve Corps on active duty but had been recalled due to the manner in which the "Doctor-Draft" law had been written. I, to say the least, was not overjoyed at being pulled out of my practice, as I considered myself a veteran of World War II. However, I did not find an "8-to-4" attitude among the officers of the medical corps with whom I came in contact. This applied more particularly to the regulars than it did to the reserves. These men were interested in good medicine and they practiced good medicine. Professional care
Leonard MH. PHYSICIANS IN SERVICE. JAMA. 1956;161(3):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030087023