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January 25, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(4):286. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530300038011

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The latest reports from Washington state that while the Senate Committee on Military Affairs has recently reported favorably on the Army Medical Bill in the form in which it was endorsed by the American Medical Association and the War Department, the Committee on Military Affairs of the House has reported it in an amended form, in apparent disregard of certain important defects which this legislation was directly intended to remedy. The provisions of this bill have been carefully worked out and have been agreed on as just and necessary by all except the Committee on Military Affairs of the House. Briefly, they are intended to secure the following results: 1. An honorable military status for all medical men serving with troops. 2. Enough trained medical men to meet the needs of the Army in time of peace. 3. Such gradual flow of promotion as would render the military service reasonably

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