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November 15, 1941

Current Comment

JAMA. 1941;117(20):1710. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460048014

PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE  The Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians, established in the Office of Defense, Health and Welfare Services, held its first meeting in Washington on November 6. Subcommittees were established to consider the problems of medical, dental and veterinary schools, hospitals, industrial health, Negro physicians, public health and women physicians. A Committee on Information was established in order to keep the medical profession informed concerning developments and also to provide the public with the necessary facts regarding this service. The functions of the new service include procurement of personnel for emergency needs and the needs of medical service for civilian defense and other civilian needs. An office for such an agency will be established in Washington as part of the Defense, Health and Welfare Services, and regional offices will be set up in Chicago in the headquarters of the American Medical Association and of