Medical Officers (Civilian Cases).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will permit Army doctors to attend civilian cases where the ordinary practitioners, already in many cases over-worked, have their numbers depleted by sickness?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

Army medical officers may where necessary assist civilian doctors so long as this does not interfere with their military duties. In addition, many medical officers have been granted temporary release from the Army to meet civilian needs.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

Does this reply apply only to specialists?