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January 25, 1947


JAMA. 1947;133(4):252-254. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880040038014

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ARMY APPEALS FOR MORE NURSES  Appointment of three hundred nurses who have not had prior military service in the Army of the United States in the grade of Second Lieutenant has been authorized by the War Department. Because of the acute shortage of nurses authorization for additional nurses will be made as soon as 80 per cent of the quota is filled. The appointment will be for the duration and six months thereafter, or for a period of eighteen or twentyfour months. There is no provision for appointments in the Regular Army Nurse Corps until legislation is enacted to establish the corps for peace time operations; however, nurses accepting temporary appointment in the Army of the United States will be considered for transfer to the Regular Army provided they qualify.Graduate registered nurses under 34 years of age, single or widowed without dependents under 14 years of

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