Medicine: Doctors' Dilemma

¶ Army & Navy doctors, still stuck over seas, griped when they heard a rumor (only partially true) that 1,600 men who had just got their medical educations free under the armed forces' training programs had been discharged without having to serve at all. (The overseas doctors had hoped that the 1,600 new doctors would relieve some of them.)

¶ Forty-one doctors at the A.A.F. Regional Hospital at Camp Truax, Wis., griped that they were "political prisoners of war," unnecessary to the Army, necessary to their civilian patients.

Most uniformed doctors feel like griping — and yet they may be the lucky...