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August 11, 1945

Current Comment

JAMA. 1945;128(15):1102-1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860320044017

DISCHARGE OF MEDICAL OFFICERS  In this issue of The Journal appears the official statement of the Army Medical Department relative to the discharge of medical officers. The Connecticut State Medical Society late in July adopted a resolution which was sent to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and presumably to the officers of other state medical societies, urging that the American Medical Association "press the reactivation of the Procurement and Assignment Service in a workable and liberal advisory authority concerning the separation of medical officers and restore to it the same responsibility it exercised during the period of recruitment of medical officers." The resolution urged further that the American Medical Association and its components should seek the interest of the Congress of the United States in providing a clear and productive separation policy for medical officers...." The policy presented in this issue of The Journal is one