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July 15, 1944

Current Comment

JAMA. 1944;125(11):792. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850290032012

THE G. I. BILL OF RIGHTS  The broad objective of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 is the integration of veterans of the present war into civilian life in the most prompt and adequate manner. Elsewhere in this issue (page 796) is an analysis of the new act, prepared by the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation. Certain provisions of the act are of special interest to physicians in service, especially to the younger physicians. These younger physicians will return to civilian life faced with the necessity of establishing for the first time a civilian practice or of reestablishing a practice pursued only a short time before entry into service. Refresher courses will be made available under the title dealing with education, extending over a period of one year, with maintenance allowances. Machinery is set up whereby the Veterans' Administration will guarantee loans made to veterans for

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