JAMES STEVENS SIMMONS, M.D., Ph.D., S.D., D.P.H., F.A.C.P.
The task of safeguarding the health of the American soldier, especially during war, is a responsibility of the entire medical profession of the United States. It has always been the policy of our peace-loving nation to maintain only a small regular army, capable of rapid expansion during emergencies by the addition of civilian soldiers. Likewise, the medical care afforded the troops during each of our major wars has been provided largely by the mobilized doctors of the country; and the quality of this service has reflected the status of medical development at the time.
With this responsibility in
SIMMONS JS. EPIDEMIOLOGY IN THE ARMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:2229–2234. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-12-2229
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(12):2229-2234.
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