Medicine: Doctor Shortage

The 3,500 residents of West Milford, N.J. (plus some 10,000 summer visitors) will be without a doctor soon. Last week the town's only practicing physician, Dr. Harold C. Geiger, father of three, was called up by the Army Medical Corps. Dr. Norman Scott, secretary of the Newark office of the Army Procurement and Assignment Service, agreed with the worried townsfolk that the Army faced a "moral obligation" to replace the departing doctor or to arrange calls from doctors in other towns. But he warned: "West Milford is an example of what is going to happen in a great many other places."...

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