Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: Doctors Wanted

"The medical profession ... [is] closer to scraping the bottom of the bucket . . . than any other occupation, trade or profession." So warned Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In the U.S. today are 180,000 doctors; 50,000 of them are available for Army, Navy, Public Health Service. Now serving in the Army are 13,000 doctors. When the force is expanded to 4,000,000, it will need 19,000 more.

In 1940 the American Medical Association sent questionnaires to all U.S. doctors to determine their aptitudes for 82 types of civilian and military work. Last fall President Roosevelt...

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