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July 13, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(11):1252-1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980110078013

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STATEMENT BY DR. HAROLD S. DIEHL ON H. R. 6548 BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE  I am Dr. Harold S. Diehl of Minneapolis, where I am Dean of the Medical Sciences at the University of Minnesota. I am also Chairman of the Council on National Defense of the American Medical Association, on whose behalf this statement is presented.With your permission, Mr. Chairman, I should like to review briefly the interest of the American Medical Association in military medicine generally, and specifically in the method used in the past six and one-half years to provide physicians for the military services.As you know, from our previous appearances before this Committee, the interest of the Association in military medicine is not new. During World War II, and since that time, the American Medical Association and our Council on National Defense, in particular, has been in

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