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November 14, 1953


JAMA. 1953;153(11):1022-1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940280030012

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The requirements of the Department of Defense for medical officers are of interest to all those physicians who are obligated for military service. Those obligated are also interested in the approximate time they may be required to enter the military service. In view of this, the estimated requirements of the Department of Defense for physicians for the next two years are here presented.

Future requirements for physicians are directly affected by and based on the total requirements for military personnel. The estimates of future military needs for personnel are based on an assumption of the type and extent of future military operations. For the purpose of this presentation, it is assumed that the international situation with respect to employment of the armed forces of the United States will remain unchanged. Any increase or decrease of military activity as a result of the international situation will alter the military needs for

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