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January 19, 1952


JAMA. 1952;148(3):219. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930030055019

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MEDICAL POLICY COUNCIL  The Armed Forces Medical Policy Council has approved the principle of providing armed forces scholarships in approved medical schools as part of a long-range program for the procurement of medical officers. The students accepting these scholarships would be obligated for service in the armed forces. The council is studying plans for implementing this policy.The Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force are now studying the possibility of awarding point credits to reserve medical officers who attend annual meetings of the Association of Military Surgeons. This action follows a decision of the Armed Forces Medical Policy Council that the awards were desirable. The three military departments will determine whether this plan can be applied to their respective medical reserve systems.At the recommendation of the Armed Forces Medical Policy Council, a new, portable, field x-ray unit and 60-second developer, recently demonstrated to the council, was sent

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