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May 29, 1943


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Dallas, Texas.
JAMA. 1943;122(5):332. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840220064025

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal, April 17, I noted a query in regard to a medical student who is. color blind. I claim to be an authority on the vicissitudes of color blind doctors and would like to give him the benefit of my experience. In 1917 I was rejected for the Army because of color blindness. In 1918 I was accepted as a flying cadet and served out the duration without being bothered with any colors at all. In 1926 misfortune caught me again when I attempted to obtain a commission in the Medical Corps and I was rejected for color blindness. This discouraged me somewhat, and I have not been encouraged any by remarks of present day Army and Navy medical examiners. I have never had any difficulty in the practice of medicine other than in laboratory work, and I didn't like that anyway. Now, as to

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