Medicine: Lining Up the Doctors

During the month of May, 5,000 U.S. doctors will join the Army as commissioned officers; in June another 3,000 will go. By the year's end, some 35,000 of the nation's 180,000 physicians will be in the armed forces.* How can qualified doctors be rushed into the Army at this rate and adequate medical service be maintained for the civilian population?

This question was discussed last week by Lieut. Colonel Sam Foster Seeley before the New York State Medical Society. (Colonel Seeley is head of the Procurement & Assignment Service, liaison agency between the...

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