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October 1943


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(4):417. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510040061014

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It is generally known that the armed forces will need six thousand more physicians by Jan. 1, 1944. This means that an additional number of dermatologists will be required, even though a few of them may not be given satisfactory opportunities to practice their specialty. Every possible attempt will doubtless be made in the future, as has been made in the past, to utilize special knowledge possessed by medical officers.

A later issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology will contain a list of dermatologists in active service in the armed forces and in the United States Public Health Service. We can be proud of the large number who have volunteered their services. It appears, however, that the number of older and widely known dermatologists who served in World War I is still somewhat greater than the number of such dermatologists who are in service in the present

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