Medicine: Doctor Shortage

Almost half of the nation's 180,000 doctors had to register in the draft this week, and many a civilian worried about being left doctorless. In large cities, at least, he need not worry.

Only half the registered doctors are expected to pass their physical tests or be free of dependents; besides, the Army & Navy, which have over 13,000 doctors already, will take only about 18,000 more this year. According to Colonel Samuel Joseph Kopetzky, medical head of Selective Service in New York City, the doctors who are left would probably be sufficient to fill the needs of any community.

The main problem...