Medicine: Interest on the Loan

The armed forces, with 6,226 doctors and 2,358 dentists on active duty, were clamoring for more; they would soon need 5,000 more doctors, 2,650 more dentists. Last week, with one dissenting vote (Marc-antonio), the House and Senate passed a bill to draft as many doctors and dentists (up to the age of 50) as the services may need.

What made the legislators see eye to eye was bipartisan impatience with doctors and dentists deferred in World War II and trained at Government expense, who had ignored appeals to pay their debt to their country by volunteering (TIME, July 31). In setting up...

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