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MEDICAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY
An Analysis of Pending Federal Legislation, Prepared by the Bureau of Legal Medicine and LegislationShortly after the Eightieth Congress convened, legislation was introduced to reorganize the Medical Departments of the Army and Navy. In the Senate two bills were introduced by the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Armed Services, S. 334 to establish the Medical Associated Sciences Corps in the Medical Department of the Navy and S. 504 to revise the Medical Department of the Army.In the House several bills were introduced with similar objectives on which hearings were held. Following such hearings revised bills were proposed, H. R. 3215, introduced by the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, which would revise the Medical Departments of the Army and Navy, and H. R. 1943, introduced by Representative Smith of Maine, which would establish a permanent Nurse Corps
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1947;134(7):609–615. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880240045014
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