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July 10, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;122(11):750-754. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840280034016

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Abstract

ARMY 

FEMALE DIETITIANS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDES IN MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF ARMY  Under an act approved on Dec. 22, 1942 the Congress authorized for the duration of the war and for six months thereafter the employment in the Medical Department of the Army of such female dietetic and physical therapy personnel as are considered necessary by the Secretary of War. Regulations have recently been issued under which such appointments will be made (8 Federal Register 7525, June 8, 1943). According to these regulations the director of dietitians or of physical therapy aides will hold the rank of major, a chief dietitian or chief physical therapy aide the rank of captain, a head dietitian or head physical therapy aide the rank of first lieutenant, and a dietitian or physical therapy aide the rank of second lieutenant.Original appointments will be made (8 Federal Register 7525, June 8, 1943). According to

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