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January 13, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(2):93-95. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920200033016

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Questions and Answers on Registration  On Monday, January 15, physicians, dentists and veterinarians will complete their registration under Public Law 779, the "doctor draft." Major Gen. Lewis Hershey, director of Selective Service, estimates that 210,000 in the three groups will register. Under the law, passed early last fall, the President may require the registration of "allied categories" of specialists, as well as physicians, dentists and veterinarians, but so far has not called on the other groups to sign up for possible military service.The first registration, on October 16, took in 21,000 men in priorities 1 and 2 under the draft, defined by General Hershey as "men who received training by the Army or Navy at government expense or were deferred to complete their training and who served less than 21 months subsequent to completion or release from the training program."The following questions and answers set forth essential information

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