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March 20, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;121(12):949-953. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840120051017

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Abstract

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM 

GUIDE TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF REGISTRANTS (MEDICAL CIRCULAR NO. 3)  March 1, 1943.The purpose of this circular is to guide physicians and dentists in the preliminary physical examination of registrants to the end that all selectees will be physically examined and processed locally in like manner. The following pages furnish the reasons for the adoption of the present system of examination by Selective Service, the instructions covering the preliminary physical examination, section 623.33 (revised) of the regulations, and revised List of Defects (DSS Form 220). It is hoped that each examining physician and dentist will study carefully his personal copy of the circular—familiarize himself thoroughly with the details of the examination, as well as with the lists, and then adhere rigidly to the regulations. The objective is to disqualify all registrants locally who have manifestly disqualifying defects and forward all qualified registrants to the examining

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