When it had only a one-ocean fleet to man, the U.S. Navy was as stern as
Bernarr Macfadden on the subject of physical condition, rejected 80%
of its candidates for enlistment. With war in two oceans on its hands,
the Navy has become more tolerant. Henceforth it will accept (and try
to recondition) men with varicocele, hydrocele, deformed noses, hernia,
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