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This correspondence between Governor Schoeppel and various individuals, including Senator Arthur Capper, addresses the serious shortage of medical doctors in Kansas in the later summer of 1945. Because of the urgent need for trained medical personnel during World War II, thousands of doctors either joined the military or worked in military-run facilities. As a result, many states found themselves lacking the medical personnel that they needed to take care of the civilians not directly involved in fighting the war.

Date: 1945

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This item can be used with other items on the home front during World War II to give students an idea of the difficulties that Americans faced during the war.

11th Grade, Benchmark 2, World War II home front (indicator 6)

Item Number: 217493
Call Number: Governor's Records, Governor Andrew Schoeppel, Box 63, Folder 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217493

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