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April 21, 1945

THE MEDICAL OFFICER RETURNS TO CIVILIAN PRACTICE

JAMA. 1945;127(16):1039-1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860160015005
Abstract

Concern has been expressed about the number of men who will seek licenses to practice medicine after the war. Since this is a matter of real importance to the medical profession, the Committee on Postwar Medical Service wished to obtain reliable information about the number of men who would like to resume their former practice of medicine, the number of men who would like to begin a practice of medicine after the war in a community other than the one they left, and the number of men who for the first time would like to establish a practice of medicine in a community.

A study of 21,029 questionnaires returned from medical officers on duty with the Army, Navy, Public Health Service and Veterans Administration provided information concerning problems that probably will face the various state licensing boards in the future.1 The Committee on Postwar Medical Service in cooperation with

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