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August 21, 1948

What Comes of Training Women for War

JAMA. 1948;137(17):1563. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890510063025

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Abstract

This volume will be source material for all time on the facts of the women's branches of the Army, the Navy, the Air Forces, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. This book contains a concise statement of how many women served, how they were trained and their response to military life.

The wartime women's military services were the Women's Army Corps (WAC), the Women's Reserve of the Naval Reserve (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service, abbreviated as WAVES), the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard Reserve (SPAR), the Marine Corps Women's Reserve (MCWR), the Army Nurse Corps, and the Navy Nurse Corps.

The Women Airforces Service Pilots (WASP) and the Cadet Nurse Corps of the United States Public Health Service should not, strictly speaking, be included, because these two services were not militarized. However, the WASP was like the women's military services in all other respects, and the work

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