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April 26, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(17):1910-1911. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820170028011

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To the American Red Cross last week came an appeal from the British Red Cross for one thousand American doctors to reinforce the staffs of the Emergency Medical Service and the Royal Army Medical Corps. The American Red Cross is presenting this appeal to the medical profession. Applicants will undertake no obligation to enter military or naval service, but if they choose service in the Royal Army Medical Corps their duties will be confined to the furnishing of medical attention to the sick and wounded. In this service they will be protected by the Red Cross Treaty of Geneva, respected by all belligerents, under which members of medical units are granted special privileges and protection.

On receipt of this communication, the President of the United States said:

The British Red Cross has appealed through the American Red Cross for up to one thousand young American doctors to help it meet

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