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January 25, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(4):314-318. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820040048017

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NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE  According to the Washington, D. C., Evening Star, Col. Leonard G. Rowntree, Medical Reserve Corps, has been appointed medical director of the Selective Service System, to succeed Lieut. Col. Charles B. Spruit, U. S. Army, who has been assigned to the War Department general staff. Colonel Rowntree was formerly associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and for many years was professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and chief of the medical division of the Mayo Foundation. He is a past president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and of the Association for the Study of Internal Secretions. During the first World War he served in France as an executive officer of the Air Service Research Laboratories.

A SURVEY OF NURSES  A questionnaire has been prepared to be sent to all registered nurses in the United States and its territories. The information assembled will be analyzed by the U. S. Public Health Service and the results made available to any agency having need for such facts.

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