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May 6, 1961

Government Services

JAMA. 1961;176(5):456. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040180058017

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Abstract

ARMY 

Exemption from Doctor Draft.—  The Department of Army will exempt members of active reserve units, who meet satisfactory participation requirements, from being drafted for 2 years' active duty.In Army Regulations No. 135-14 dated Oct. 18, 1960, this is spelled out in detail. Doctors and dentists who are members of active reserve units and attend the meetings and the 2 weeks' active duty each summer will be exempted from the draft.There are 5 exceptions to this: (a) in emergency conditions, where requirements of the Active Army cannot be satisfied from reserve officers in control groups; (b) if the officer fails to meet the satisfactory participation requirements of attending drills; (c) if the officer has been or is deferred under the Berry Plan, and the Active Army needs his particular specialty at the time he ends his residency and deferment; (d) if the officer is subject to active duty

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