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April 11, 1959


JAMA. 1959;169(15):1760-1763. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000320062016

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STATEMENT TO SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ON H. R. 2260  March 2, 1959The Honorable Richard B. Russell, Chairman Committee on Armed Services U. S. Senate Washington 25, D. C.Dear Chairman Russell:The purpose of this letter is to submit for the consideration of the Committee on Armed Services the position of the American Medical Association on H. R. 2260, 86th Congress, a bill, which, in part, would extend until July 1, 1963, the induction provisions of the Universal Military Training and Service Act.With respect to the extension of the special provisions of this Act applicable to medical, dental, or allied specialists, the American Medical Association wishes to reaffirm its position which was outlined in testimony presented in 1957, on the bill which subsequently was enacted as Public Law 85-62, approved June 27, 1957. At that time, the Association testified that, "... if the demands for the defense and

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