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November 24, 1956

MEDICINE AND THE ARMED FORCES

JAMA. 1956;162(13):1241-1242. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970300041014

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Abstract

Physicians about to perform their military obligation for the first time, their colleagues now in service, and those who have already served would have felt quite encouraged had they witnessed the recent meeting of the Committee on Military Medical Affairs of the American Medical Association. This group, which is a part of the A. M. A.'s Council on National Defense, meets at least twice a year with the expressed hope of securing the optimal interests of the medical and allied professions to serve the nation, compatible with national defense needs. By invitation, this particular committee assists the armed forces in matters of planning for medical care, physician recruitment, reserve programs, military medical supplies, deferment policies, and many other fields where medicine and the military have a joint interest. In addition, this A. M. A. activity carefully investigates complaints, as well as accolades, from physicians who, because of present or past

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