Medicine: Equality for Women Doctors

The President last week signed a bill giving women doctors equal status with men in the Army & Navy. This is a step beyond World War I, when the few women doctors with the forces were hired under contract (like those already with the WAACs).

The U.S. now moves nearer the practice in Russia (where half the doctors are women and many are with the Army) and Britain (where regular Army doctors for home service include U.S. War Secretary Stimson's surgeon niece, Major Barbara Stimson). Neither the Army nor the Navy shows any sign of using many women doctors and none will...

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