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September 27, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(4):231-234. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890040033013

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MEAT FOR THE ARMED FORCES  The War Department announced September 12 that only 2.2 per cent of the nation's total meat production was procured for the armed forces by the Quartermaster Corps during the first six months of this year. The total meat production for the United States for this period was 11,522 million pounds, of which the Quartermaster Corps procured 254,016,032 pounds. The Quartermaster Corps purchases meat for the Army, Navy, Maritime Commission, Coast Guard and Veterans Administration; procurement includes also requirements for civilian employees of the armed forces in the occupied zones overseas. During this period the Quartermaster Corps procured also 12,891,444 pounds of poultry and 8,152,778 pounds of fish.

PUBLIC HEALTH IN KOREA  The War Department reports that the Korean Medical Society was organized May 10 and that plans were made for organizing sections within the association. More than one hundred scientific papers were submitted

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