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September 8, 1945

Current Comment

JAMA. 1945;129(2):134. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860360036013

THE DISCHARGE OF ARMY MEDICAL OFFICERS'  During the last week several letters have been received signed by groups of physicians in various Army Medical Corps installations throughout the country urging that a different plan be adopted for the release of medical officers from the Army. Some of these letters have insisted that the American Medical Association should conduct a determined campaign in behalf of the technic they propose. One letter just received from Sheppard Field, Texas, signed by sixty-one medical officers, proposes that those civilian physicians below the age of 45 who have been taxing their strength by working as many as fourteen hours a day be allowed the privilege of serving their country during the remainder of the emergency. This would allow those physicians who have completed three or more years of service and/or those above the age of 38 an opportunity to return to their homes and their