WWII Medical Corps Collar Insignia Badge Disk Pin Set

WWII Medical Corps Collar Insignia Badge Disk Pin Set You are bidding on a set of Vintage WWII U.S. & Army Medical Corps Insignia Collar Disks. They are double clutchback style collar emblems and come with clutchbacks (they were removed for the pictures). T hey are unmarked on the back and are the old stamped type disks. These disks are a standard 1 inch across. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding Medical Corps ( United States Army)

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The U.S. Army Medical Corps

Medical Corps

The Medical Corps (MC) consists entirely of commissioned medical officers who are physicians — including holders of the Doctor of Medicine degree and the Doctor of Osteopathic medicine degree — and have completed at least one year of post-graduate training ( internship ). The MC traces its origins to 27 July 1775, when the Continental Congress created “an Hospital” — essentially a Medical Department and corps of physicians — for the Continental Army . Medical officers in the U.S. Army were authorized uniforms only in 1816 and were accorded military rank only in 1847. Congress made official the designation of "Medical Corps" in 1908, although the term had long been in use informally among the AMEDD's regular physicians. Today, members of the MC work around the world at all echelons of the
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