JAMA. 1907;XLIX(10):856. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530100044008.
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We understand that for the examination held July 29 to fill vacancies existing in the medical department of the Army there were only twenty-six applicants. Of these, twelve withdrew after they had made themselves acquainted with the professional and physical qualifications required; fourteen completed the examination, and of these only three were successful. At the previous examination, held April 29, there were seven successful applicants, thus making a total of ten who passed the preliminary examination and will enter the Army Medical School in October for special instruction required before they receive their commissions in the corps. It thus appears that the experience of last year and the preceding years is only repeated. The number of vacancies occurring each year is greater than can be filled from the list of candidates who present themselves. There is no prospect that this condition of affairs will improve until Congress passes legislation, which


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