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August 7, 1943

MORE DOCTORS NEEDED FOR THE ARMED FORCES

JAMA. 1943;122(15):1016. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840320034010

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Abstract

At a conference of the Directing Board of the Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians, held on July 31 with the War Participation Committee of the American Medical Association and in the presence of Mr. Paul V. McNutt, chairman of the War Manpower Commission, and representatives of the Army and Navy medical departments and the Public Health Service, it became apparent that the medical profession must produce toward the winning of the war an additional six thousand physicians for the armed forces before Jan. 1, 1944. Pursuant to a realization of this objective a directive has gone to the generals in command of the various service commands authorizing them to induct into the service physicians between the ages of 38 and 45 who have been declared available by the Directing Board of the Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians and who are otherwise subject

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