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September 21, 1918

VOLUNTEER MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS

JAMA. 1918;71(12):994. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600380058017

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FROM ST. LOUIS 

To the Editor:  —As a Fellow of the American Medical Association who takes due pride in the organization, I am constrained to express my regret at the tone of your correspondents' notes and your answer, concerning the Volunteer Medical Service Corps (The Journal, Sept. 7, 1918, p. 845).At any other time, the expression of personal pique against Dr. Franklin H. Martin might be either sublime or ridiculous, according to the point of view. At present, when combined with your attack on the Council of National Defense, it constitutes at least betrayal of the loyal attitude of the membership of the American Medical Association, if it does not actually give aid and comfort to the enemy.You should know that the Volunteer Medical Service Corps was originated to give some degree of recognition to the physicians who must remain at home. We find here that Illinois physicians

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