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July 29, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(5):172-173. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420570032007

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During the past week the Surgeon General issued a Circular of Information for candidates seeking appointment in the medical corps of the army. This gives an account first, of the advantages as to rank, pay, emoluments and privileges which the military service offers to eligible young men. The method of making application for permission to appear before the board for examination is then described: "The candidate must be a citizen of the United States, between twenty-two and twenty-eight years old, of sound health and good character, and a graduate of some regular medical college, in evidence of which his diploma will be submitted to the board. The scope of the examination will include the morals, habits, physical and mental qualifications of the candidate, and his general aptitude for service; and the board will report unfavorably should it have a reasonable doubt of his efficiency in any of these particulars." The

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