Education: Wanted: 12,000 Students

As one aftermath of war, the U.S. will shortly need 35,000 more doctors than it has ever had before. Agreeing in general with this War Manpower Commission estimate, the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges have broken down the figures to a Veterans' Administration need for 15,000, the Army's for 10,000, the Navy's for 5,000—plus unestimated thousands more for civilians and relief agencies. Last week WMC launched a campaign to persuade 12,000 discharged veterans to enroll in medical or dental courses.

This whopping need exists despite the fact that the...

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