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September 29, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXIX(13):1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590400063027

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To the Editor:  —The question of the exemption of freshman medical students is one on which there has been much discussion, and perhaps the readers of The Journal would be interested to know the attitude of one who has been drafted, and called into service.The Journal has been for some time my constant companion in my hours of leisure and in these times, at least, my consolation that I might find at the last moment some hopes of continuing my medical work next year.The last number, that of September 15, contained a very encouraging letter from the dean of the University of Virginia, department of medicine, which prompted this letter. He has stated my case, as well as that of many more in the same predicament.We were told when the war first broke out between the United States and Germany that medical students would not be subject

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