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April 3, 1943

Current Comment

JAMA. 1943;121(14):1157-1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840140041012

INVALID DIETS AND FOOD RATIONING  Physicians who are especially concerned with diets for invalids should note that ration order 13, issued by the Office of Price Administration under date of Feb. 9, 1943, covering all canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables, permits under article II, section 2.5, extra rations for invalids. The order reads:Consumers who need more processed foods because of illness may apply for more points. (a) Any consumer whose health requires that he have more processed foods than he can get with War Ration Book Two may apply for additional points. The application must be made, on OPA Form R-315, by the consumer himself or by some one acting for him and may be made in person or by mail. The application can be made only to the board for the place where the consumer lives. He must submit with his application a written statement of