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Article
September 25, 1943

CAUSES OF REJECTION AND THE INCIDENCE OF DEFECTS: AMONG 18 AND 19 YEAR OLD SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRANTS

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY; WASHINGTON, D. C.

From the Medical Division and the Division of Research and Statistics, National Headquarters, Selective Service System.

JAMA. 1943;123(4):181-185. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840390001001
Abstract

Data on rates of rejection, causes of rejection and the incidence of physical and mental defects among 18 and 19 year old registrants are being presented here in response to numerous requests for information on the physical status of this age group. The information has been taken from a sample of 45,585 reports of physical examination and induction, D. S. S. Form 221, received at National Headquarters of the Selective Service System. They represent physical examinations of 42,273 white and 3,312 Negro registrants made at local boards and induction stations during December 1942 and January and February 1943.1

Registrants born on or after Jan. 1, 1922 and on or before June 30, 1924 were required to register at Selective Service local boards on June 30, 1942 in the fifth registration but they did not become liable for training and service until the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940

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