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May 19, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(3):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030087023

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To the Editor:—  The letter "Physicians in Service" (J. A. M. A.160:899 [March 10] 1956) by Drs. Hahn and Raffensperger has been read with great interest. My recent experience as a member of the United States Naval Reserve on active duty is at variance with theirs. I was not a voluntary member of the Reserve Corps on active duty but had been recalled due to the manner in which the "Doctor-Draft" law had been written. I, to say the least, was not overjoyed at being pulled out of my practice, as I considered myself a veteran of World War II. However, I did not find an "8-to-4" attitude among the officers of the medical corps with whom I came in contact. This applied more particularly to the regulars than it did to the reserves. These men were interested in good medicine and they practiced good medicine. Professional care

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