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September 21, 1918


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JAMA. 1918;71(12):994. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600380058016

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[Two weeks ago The Journal (September 7, p. 845) published in Queries and Minor Notes letters and answers relative to the Volunteer Medical Service Corps. These prompted the correspondence that follows:]


To the Editor:  —There are two things about your reference in the issue of September 7 regarding the Volunteer Medical Service Corps: one is the publication of letters over initials only of the writers without specific address, and the other is your unfavorable reference to the idea of a corps of this character. I am not in a position to know, but would regard your strictures as based on some personal or collective feeling in the matter. However, I am wearing a button and have felt happy in the thought that at my age [61] I have agreed to do any service to the government in the medical or surgical line it is commanded that I shall

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