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July 7, 1945

Doctors at War

JAMA. 1945;128(10):770. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860270072031

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In some indefinite future, after the termination of the global war, the official histories of the Medical Services to our Army, Navy and Air Force will no doubt appear. Detailed, official, all embracing histories are contemplated. Previous medical histories of our wars repose on the shelves of the important libraries of the country, where they are consulted by specialists. Seldom are they perused by the doctor and probably rarely by any layman. For this reason "Doctors at War" is both timely and unique. The entire amazing story of the Medical Services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, industry and the civilian population is told here in a single volume by men who were largely responsible for the organization and the performance of the most gigantic task the medical profession of this country has ever been called to perform. Although dedicated to "the One Hundred and Eighty-Six Thousand Physicians of Our

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