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United States Army Dental Service in World War II

AMEDD Corps History > U.S. Army Dental Corps

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, UNITED STATES ARMY

UNITED STATES ARMY
DENTAL SERVICE IN
WORLD WAR II

By

GEORGE F. JEFFCOTT
Colonel, DC, USA

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, D. C., 1955

The volumes comprising the history of the Medical Department of the U. S. Army in World War II are divided into two series: (1) The Administrative and Operational series which constitutes a part of the general series of the history of the U. S. Army in World War II, published under the direction of the Office of the Chief of Military History, and (2) the Professional, or clinical and technical, series published as The Medical Department of the United States Army under the direction of the Office of The Surgeon General. Both series are being prepared by the Historical Unit, Army Medical Service. This is one of a number of volumes to be published in the latter series.

JOHN BOYD COATES, JR.
Colonel, MC, USA
Editor in Chief

This volume was prepared by the Historical Unit, Army Medical Service, under the direction of Colonel Calvin H. Goddard, MC, AUS, formerly Editor in Chief; Associate Editor for this volume, Rebecca L. Duberstein.


Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

I. DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY DENTAL SERVICE

II. ADMINISTRATION OF THE DENTAL SERVICE

III. THE PROCUREMENT OF DENTAL OFFICERS

IV. PERSONNEL AND TRAINING

V. DENTAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY

VI. OPERATION OF THE DENTAL SERVICE-GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

VII. DENTAL SERVICE IN ZONE OF INTERIOR

VIII. DENTAL SERVICE IN A THEATER OF OPERATIONS

IX. DEMOBILIZATION OF DENTAL PERSONNEL