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May 25, 1918

Association News

JAMA. 1918;70(21):1541. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600210031014

TWO IMPORTANT SPECIAL MEETINGS AT THE CHICAGO SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  Examination of Registrants—Rehabilitation of the Disabled SoldiersThe medical profession is particularly concerned with two points in the life of the soldier—one, when he enters the Army; the other, when, physically disabled, he is no longer a fighting unit. A careful selection of recruits protects the government—which means the people—against admission to the Army of men not physically fit—men who probably would become a source of expense as long as they live. When the soldier is disabled it becomes the duty of the government to restore him as nearly as possible to perfect physical condition, and to do all that is possible to fit him to fill a position in life that will not make him dependent on others for support.

THE EXAMINATION OF RECRUITS  Two important special meetings in connection with the annual session of the