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June 23, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(8):600-603. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250046015

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)June 18, 1945.

Possible Release of Doctors and Dentists from Armed Forces  Major Gen. George F. Lull, Deputy Army Surgeon General, has estimated here that 2,000 to 3,000 doctors and several hundred to 1,000 dentists should be available for discharge from the Army by the end of this year. General Lull said the peak load on the Army Medical Corps will be reached in the fall. He explained that the wounded must still be transported home from Europe and soldiers scheduled for redeployment or discharge must be given physical examinations. He expects that most of the doctors and dentists released will return to civilian practice. The Veterans Administration has sought medical men, but its most urgent requirements were met by assignment of about 300 medical officers to the agency, he said. Most of these were assigned last year on active status, and 112 had

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