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May 29, 1943


Author Affiliations

Brooklyn. Secretary, Medical Society of the County of Kings.

JAMA. 1943;122(5):332. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840220064026

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To the Editor:—  I noted with chagrin the inclusion of Brooklyn in the list of cities mentioned by you editorially on March 27 as one in which the number of physicians responding to the call of the Procurement and Assignment Service was far below quota. I feel quite sure that your inclusion of Brooklyn in this list was because of the fact that you were not in possession of the exact factual data, which I therefore herewith enclose. The total number of doctors in Brooklyn is 5,190, of which total there are now 2,004 in active service with the Army or Navy and about 50 more in other government services. There are about 81 more in process of receiving their commissions. You will note, therefore, that this would make 41 per cent of physicians in Brooklyn under the age of 64 in active government service. You will agree, I am

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