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April 19, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(16):1777-1780. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820160029013

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THE PREHABILITATION OF REGISTRANTS — A PLAN FOR RENDERING REGISTRANTS FIT FOR EXAMINATION AND SERVICE  OFFERED BY SELECTIVE SERVICE HEADQUARTERSWe are now in the midst of a national emergency. War threatens us constantly. For purposes of defense, an army is in the making. The Selective Service has been charged with the procurement of men for this army. The need is great—some 16,500,000 men between the ages of 21 and 36 years have been registered. As their numbers are called, such men must appear before their local board for examination and classification; that is, for selection, deferment or rejection. In the event that one is considered suitable by a civilian board, he is sent up to the Army Induction Station and taken into the ranks to become a soldier, provided he satisfies the physical, mental and moral requirements of the Army.Only men who approach perfection are acceptable to the

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