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June 29, 1918

A BRITISH VIEW OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S WAR ACTIVITIES

JAMA. 1918;70(26):2029-2030. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600260041011

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Abstract

The British Medical Journal (June 1) comments on the editorials which appeared in The Journal, April 20 and 27, relative to the call of Surgeon-General Gorgas for five thousand more medical officers. Our confrère observes that the American Medical Association offered its services to the government at the time the United States entered the war just as did the British Medical Association at the beginning of the conflict, and intimates that we are going through their experience when we call only for a sufficient number of volunteers to meet immediate needs. As to this, of course the Surgeon-General is not endeavoring to supply the immediate needs, because these have been supplied; what the Surgeon-General desires is to prepare for future needs. Incidentally we might add that this need may not be far distant, judging from the outlook for rapid enlargement of our National Army.

Referring to the call of our

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