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November 29, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(22):1894-1899. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820480060019

MEDICINE AND SELECTIVE SERVICE LEWIS B. HERSHEY  Brigadier General, U. S. Army; Director of the Selective Service System Washington, D. C.Everywhere I go I am under the necessity of thanking some one for a great deal, and it is true here. With 99 per cent of workers in Selective Service unpaid, it is necessary to be continually thanking some one. I do not possess control of the English language adequately to tell you what the work of anywhere from twenty thousand to fifty thousand of the medical profession of America—I am not counting the dentists—has done in the last year in Selective Service.First I want to talk about the changes that are being made in the physical examination setup; second, I will mention rehabilitation; third, I want to thank you for what you are doing along these lines and beg you to keep on and perhaps to extend.

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