FEDERAL MEDICAL LEGISLATION
Female Military Medical Officers
Senator Hunt of Wyoming introduced S. 2552, and Representative Durham of North Carolina introduced H. R. 6288. These bills are identical and would authorize the appointment of qualified women as physicians and specialists in the medical services of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The bills would authorize the commissioning of women as officers to perform medical, dental, or medical service duties in the armed forces with equal rank and responsibility as now designated for male officers. These bills are similar to H. R. 4384 of the last Congress, which passed both the House and Senate. While these bills were being considered by a conference committee, the Congress adjourned, thus preventing their enactment.
STATE MEDICAL LEGISLATION
H. 156, proposes the creation of a state board of medical herbalists and defines a medical herbalist as a college graduate who holds a
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