Accession Number : ADA291602

Title :   Medical Supply in World War II.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Heaton, Leonard D.

PDF Url : ADA291602

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 677

Abstract : The disruption of the national economy and the delay in delivery of military supplies which developed during World War I convinced Congress of the wisdom of industrial preparedness. The National Defense Act of 1920 charged the Assistant Secretary of War with the 'supervision of the procurement of all military supplies and other business of the War Department pertaining thereto and the assurance of adequate provision for the mobilization of materiel and industrial organizations essential to war-time needs.' The italicized phrase conveyed authority for the far-reaching procurement planning program which began in 1920 and continued until our entrance into World War II.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY SUPPLIES, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SUPPLIES, WARFARE, CONGRESS, DELIVERY, GLOBAL, MATERIEL, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, MOBILIZATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PROCUREMENT, SUPERVISION.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE