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August 7, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(15):1318-1319. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490046011

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Now that the disorder associated with demobilization of the armed forces following World War II has begun to recede into history, physicians concerned with the services of medical men in time of war have begun to give serious attention to the supply of doctors for the Army under the new Selective Service Act and also in times of crisis or war. Right now the surgeons general of the Army and the Navy and the Air Surgeon are in constant communication over the critical situation that confronts these services in securing enough physicians to take care of men who will be called into duty under the Selective Service Act. At the same time, the Council on National Emergency Medical Service, under Dr. James C. Sargent, chairman, is giving careful consideration to the relationship of the American Medical Association to military needs; representatives of the Association are conferring with other governmental agencies—the

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