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March 11, 1944

Notes for the R. M. O. of an Infantry Unit

JAMA. 1944;124(11):741. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850110065032

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An excellent summary of the many and varied duties of a regimental medical officer or a regimental surgeon, as he is called in our army, is contained in the book by Dr. C. P. Blacker. In the preface the author revealed that his background consisted of combat experience as an infantry officer in World War I and three years' service as a regimental medical officer in the same organization in World War II. No attempt is made to describe official procedures or duties, but a wealth of practical and pertinent information is found in all sections of the book. It is especially recommended to the young medical officer who has just completed his medical courses and is about to enter the service. The average American might find a slightly different terminology and the use of abbreviations, a common feature of British medical military literature, a little disconcerting at first. However,

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