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April 7, 1917

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(14):1044-1047. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040032016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1917 

THE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY  If the President increases the army to the full strength, as provided by the Defense Act of 1916, there will be required 1,000 additional men for the Medical Corps of the Army—that is, for the regular service, not including the Reserve Corps. This is an Actual Pressing Need Whether There is War or Not. But there is also pressing need for more men in the Medical Reserve Corps. There are at present between 2,000 and 2,500 commissioned men in this corps. But of these, probably 20 per cent., for various reasons, would be found not available for active service when the actual emergency arose. If the

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