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September 8, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;129(2):144-145. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860360046019

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent) Aug. 11, 1945.

The Shortage of Doctors and the Coming Winter  Considerable concern is felt in the medical profession about doctors' work in the coming winter, which will have to be performed by a profession depleted by the call of the fighting services. The government has refused to make any promises as to demobilization until the war in the Far East is definitely over. Also the occupation of Germany will require the maintenance of a large army. We have been warned to expect a hard winter with a shortage of coal. People are coming back to their old homes no matter in what condition they have been left by German bombing. Overcrowding is inevitable, for many houses have been completely destroyed and there is great shortage of labor in the building trade. Young married people just starting are unable to obtain homes and have to

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