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November 16, 1940

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1940;115(20):1726-1731. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810460058019

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Abstract

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS THE SAME FOR ALL WHO ENLIST OR ARE INDUCTED INTO ARMY  The War Department has announced that the same procedure in physical examination and the same standards of physical requirements prescribed for Class 1-A registrants will be used for the physical examination of (1) men enlisted or reenlisted in the Regular Army, (2) men enlisted or reenlisted in the National Guard, (3) enlisted men of the National Guard inducted into federal service, (4) men enlisted in the Army of the United States, (5) men inducted into the Army under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. Examinations will be conducted with the utmost care in order that no individual who is unfit for military service will be accepted. Examining physicians will consider the standards set forth in the regulations as a guide to their discretion rather than construe them too strictly or arbitrarily.The standards in the

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