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Special Reprint  |   May 1998
The sword and the scalpel--the osteopathic 'war' to enter the Military Medical Corps: 1916-1966
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Special Reprint   |   May 1998
The sword and the scalpel--the osteopathic 'war' to enter the Military Medical Corps: 1916-1966
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1998, Vol. 98, 279. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.5.279
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1998, Vol. 98, 279. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.5.279
Abstract

This article examines the 50-year struggle of osteopathic physicians to gain entry into the US Military Medical Corps on the same basis as allopathic physicians. The author explores various arguments put forth by both physician groups, as well as those arguments presented by the respective surgeons general and relevant government officials.