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JAMA Revisited
March 13, 2018

The Military, Industrial and Public Health Features of Narcotic Addiction

JAMA. 2018;319(10):1053. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12281

Originally Published March 16, 1918 | JAMA. 1918;70(11):766- 768.

It behooves us at this time carefully to consider, from every angle, all possible sources of man-power in order that we may claim for service many who believe themselves incapacitated for work, and force to purposeful effort others, who have sought exemption by reason of acquired or assumed physical deficiencies.

Distributed over the country are hordes of drug users in the age of conscription who, if drafted, must either claim exemption by reason of addiction, or, if accepted, must later be discharged as undesirable, or unable to serve, unless steps are taken to conserve this loss.

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