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November 24, 1917

THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND THE SELECTIVE SERVICE

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(21):1790. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590480044017
Abstract

The newspapers have acquainted our readers with the important facts concerning the next call under the selective service law. There is one factor of the new regulations in which the medical profession is especially interested — the medical advisory boards. The methods of determining the physical fitness under the old regulations were not altogether satisfactory; the new regulations are intended to correct them. Under the new regulations the preliminary examination is still to be made by the examining physician; but

"if the examining physician is in doubt as to whether the registrant is to be held for military service, or if the examining physician finds the registrant to be qualified for military service and either the Government Appeal Agent, the registrant, or two members of the Local Board, are dissatisfied with such finding, such examining physician, Government Appeal Agent, members of the Local Board, or registrant may apply to the

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