1942: Shortage of Doctors in Civil Life Seen

Middletown, Conn. (AP)–Dr. Michael M. Davis of the Connecticut State Medical society, forecasting that a total of 58,000 physicians under forty-five would be withdrawn from civilian life for military purposes, has suggested a national pool of medical men and women to serve communities in their absence.

Such a withdrawal, he says, would deprive the civilian population of about half of its physicians. Such action, he adds, “is necessary if we are to use the doctors the army leaves us.”

From the Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada), Wednesday, July 1, 1942.

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