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October 6, 1917

A SELECTIVE DRAFT OF PHYSICIANS BASED ON CLASSIFICATION

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Fort Riley, Kan.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(14):1193. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590410071027

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Sept. 22, 1917, I see a criticism of the Medical Reserve Corps from Richard Derby, Major, M. R. C. At Fort Riley, Kan., we have specialists in all lines of the medical profession, a very few men having just finished an internship at some hospital, and a few men just out of college a year or two. But 90 per cent, of the men here are good men, who have been taking care of the sick and wounded from five to twenty-five years, have been successful both professionally and financially, and have sacrificed home comforts and incomes of from $2,000 to $20,000 a year. If these men can take care of the sick and wounded men at home I do not see why they are not capable of taking care of sick and wounded men in the Army.Most of the good men under

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