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January 18, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(3):236-239. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820030058018

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CALL FOR ARMY NURSES  The superintendent of the Army Nurses Corps, Major Julia O. Flikke, Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D. C., gave an urgent call January 2 for three thousand five hundred immediate volunteer nurses to serve in army hospitals in military training camps, mostly in the southern part of the country. However, about 684 of them can be used in the Third Corps Area (Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia). The recruiting agent for the Army Nurses Corps is the American Red Cross, and although seventeen thousand qualified nurses are on the reserve list they have been accepting assignment to active duty slowly and perhaps as the result of their failure to realize, it was said, that the need is really acute.

BARRACKS FOR WALTER REED HOSPITAL  Two barracks will be constructed to house reserve officers who will pursue special courses at Walter Reed General Hospital at the Army Medical Center in Washington from time to time in surgery and in other medical practice, each barrack to have a capacity of forty officers. A total of seventeen barracks will be built to house enlisted personnel ordered to Walter Reed for technical

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