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A. E. Paterson
JAMA. 1945;127(17):1147. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860170059022.
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To the Editor:—  For the past three years United States troops have been among us in this country, and among them have been medical units of both the Army and the Navy.Now, when the tide is receding and they are leaving our shores, this committee wishes to publish through your columns our feelings of gratitude and friendship to these our colleagues.Not only do we owe a very real debt of gratitude to those American women and men who, in our imminent danger, stood by the side of our own troops and saved this country and especially this state from Japanese invasion, but to our colleagues in the Medical Services we owe a special debt.This body, as its name implies, is concerned with postgraduate teachings—and the call for such teaching was increased, not diminished, by the war. Owing to shortages of our own members this was a matter


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