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May 19, 1945

THE RETURNING MEDICAL OFFICER

JAMA. 1945;128(3):206. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860200046013

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Abstract

Under Medicine and the War in this issue of The Journal appears a message from Surgeon General Norman T. Kirk indicating that it will be the policy of the Army Medical Department to bring back to the United States medical officers relieved from service in the European theater of operations and to assign them on their return, as.long as needed, to service in their specialties in American hospitals and other installations. Medical officers who have not had foreign service and who are found fit for service abroad will be assigned as needed to foreign theaters of operations. This information will answer the questions of many medical officers, some of whom have written and telegraphed to the headquarters of the American Medical Association asking for a definite statement on this subject.

Many physicians have also written to the American Medical Association protesting against the possibility that they may be assigned on

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