Medicine: New Orders

The Army's first plan for discharging medical officers was obsolete as soon as it came out—it had been drawn up before the Japanese surrender. Last week the Army brought out a new plan. Under it, 13,000 doctors, 25,000 nurses and 3,500 dentists will return to civilian life by January. (By the first schedule, only 4,000 doctors would have been out by then.)

¶ Doctors and dentists with 80 points, or who are 48 years old, or who joined up before Pearl Harbor, can get out immediately unless they are in certain specialties (eye, ear,...

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