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November 24, 1945


JAMA. 1945;129(13):892-893. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860470052017

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Washington Letter  (Front a Special Correspondent)Nov. 19, 1945.

Army Doctors May Be Released on 70 Points by December 15  The present score for the release of doctors by the Army is 80 points, but this may be reduced to 70 points by December 15. The Navy will drop its release score for doctors from 53 to 51 points on January 1. Navy dentists are released on the same scores as Navy line officers, who since November 1 have won discharge on 46 points. Surg. Gen. Norman T. Kirk reveals that he is pressing the War Department for speedier release of doctors and dentists. He is endeavoring to learn the minimum required overseas. General Kirk's office is also considering a recommendation that the Army cut its minimum discharge score to 10 points. At present the Army releases medical officers on 80 points or if they are 48 or had entered

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