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July 13, 1918

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS UNDER THE SELECTIVE SERVICE: MEETINGS OF THE SECTION ON MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS, HELD IN THE STUDEBAKER THEATER, CHICAGO, JUNE 13 AND 14

JAMA. 1918;71(2):113-119. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020280007009a
Abstract

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS CONCERNING DRAFT REGULATIONS, CONDUCTED BY COL. J. S. EASBY-SMITH 

Thursday, June 13 

Lieut.-Col. J. S. Easby-Smith said: 

Question.  —What disposition should be made of a registrant who has been suffering from diabetes mellitus?My opinion is that he ought to be rejected. I think you will find that in the book, but if not, it seems to me you ought to know that a man who has diabetes mellitus will never be fit for general military service.

Question.  —Are these rules to be applied to all men of draft age, or only to those who have to be examined hereafter?Recently the Provost Marshal-General issued a request to boards, through the governors, to go over and recomb their classification lists in order to correct cases that have been improperly classified, because we realize that some have been improperly classified without deliberate fault of the boards. Boards ought

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