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August 18, 1917


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South Poland, Me.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(7):582-583. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590340082022

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To the Editor:  —I note with a great deal of satisfaction your reference to "No Need for Drafting the Medical Profession" as referred to in your editorial (The Journal, Aug. 11, 1917). Doubtless there are very few laymen today who realize or appreciate to any degree the sacrifices which many members in our profession are making.I know of one instance where a physician gave up a practice of $100,000 per year to accept the pay of a major. This man is now working in France. I know another connected with one of the large resorts in this country in which he receives thousands of dollars a year, yet who is willing to sacrifice that and accept the commission of a captain that he may serve his country and give aid to the boys on the firing line.While there are thousands of cases similar to these, there are many

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