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December 22, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1945;129(17):1171-1177. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860510037016

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Abstract

SELECTIVE SERVICE 

DEFERMENT AND DECELERATION IN MEDICAL EDUCATION  The following State Directive Advise No. 322 was issued December 3 from National Headquarters of the Selective Service System by Lewis B. Hershey.

  1. Local Board Memorandum No. 115 provides for consideration for the deferment of registrants who are pursuing a full time course of study in a recognized school of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or osteopathy until their graduation if they have completed a satisfactory preprofessional course prior to their entrance, provided that a student of veterinary medicine should not be considered for occupational deferment if he commenced his course in veterinary medicine on or after March 15, 1945.

  2. Students who are entitled to consideration for deferment under such provisions shall not be required to pursue an accelerated course of study in a recognized school of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or osteopathy, provided that the course of study includes

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