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July 6, 1918

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS UNDER THE SELECTIVE SERVICE: A MEETING OF THE SECTION ON MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS, HELD IN THE STUDEBAKER THEATER, CHICAGO, THURSDAY, JUNE 13

JAMA. 1918;71(1):27-35. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020270011007b
Abstract

The meeting was called to order by Major John M. Dodson, Medical Aide to the Governor of Illinois, who acted as secretary of the meeting.

Introduction by Major John M. Dodson  Major John M. Dodson said: In many respects the topic for discussion this afternoon is the most important subject before the medical profession of America today. It concerns a larger number of physicians than any other, because between 23,000 and 25,000 physicians in this country are today engaged in the important task of examining registrants. On the physical quality of the men who are inducted into service depends the efficiency and strength of the forces that we are sending abroad to help our allies. It is most important that these examinations leave no fit man who ought to serve behind, and that they induct no unfit man into the service. One of the main purposes of the discussion this

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