JAMA. 1941;117(24):2077-2082. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820500059018.
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Office of Civilian Defense Needs Two Physicians Immediately  The United States Public Health Service requires at once two physicians, aged 45 to 60, for important duties in connection with the Office of Civilian Defense. If found suitable, these physicians will be offered commissions in the Reserve Corps of the United States Public Health Service in the grade of Senior Surgeons with pay and allowances of the grade corresponding to that of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army or Commander in the Navy. As soon as commissioned, they will be ordered to active duty and directed to report to the Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Civilian Defense. Duties in general are to represent the Medical Division of the Office of Civilian Defense in the Sixth and Seventh Defense regions (this corresponds to the Sixth and Seventh Army Corps areas), study the Office of Civilian Defense program,


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