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JAMA. 1941;117(16):1366. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820420058021.
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MEDICAL LEGISLATION 

MEDICAL BILLS IN CONGRESS 

Changes in Status.—  H. R. 3864 has passed the House and Senate and has been approved by the President, proposing to amend an act for the registry of pursers and surgeons as staff officers on vessels of the United States. Prior to the enactment of this law, senior registered surgeons and other surgeons, if any, and their assistants or aides on vessels of the United States were placed under the charge of the senior registered purser. Now a separate medical division of the staff department has been created, to be under the charge of the senior registered surgeon of the vessel, who will be responsible solely to the master of the vessel. H. R. 3484 has passed the House and Senate and has been approved by the President, providing retirement pay and hospital benefits to Reserve officers of the Army who were called

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