R. E. DUNCAN, F.A.C.P.
Most of the problems which are to be discussed will seem commonplace and in civil practice they would probably be routine matters. However, when considered in the light of the requirements of strenuous and arduous military duties, they present additional issues for the consideration and decision of the internist.
In general, the problems of the naval internist fall into three main categories. First, those concerned with the proper physical selection of personnel, or the elimination of applicants for the service showing physical defects which are of present or may be of future significance. Secondly, the maintenance of physical fitness among
DUNCAN RE. THE PROBLEMS OF THE INTERNIST IN THE NAVY1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:920–925. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-920
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):920-925.
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