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248 MEDICAL DEPARTMENT VI QUALIFICATIONS AND EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONS IN THE ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE Every Candidate desirous of presenting himself for admision to the com- petitive examination required for the Army Medical Service must be unmarried He must produce birth certificate from the District Registrar or certificate of baptism in which the date of birth is stated or if neither of these can be obtained an affidavit from one of the parents or from some other near relative who can attest the date of birth will be accepted The certificate or affidavit must show that the Candidate is not above twenty-eight nor under twenty-one year of age He must also produce certificates of moral conduct and character one of them from the parochial minister if possible The Candidate must make declaration that he labours under no mental or constitutional disease nor any imperfection or disability that can interfere with the most efficient discharge ofthe duties of medical officer in any climate He must also attest his readiness to engage for general service immediately on being gazetted The Candidate must possess Diploma in Surgery or licence to practise it as well as Degree in Medicine or licence to practise it in Great Britain or Ireland Certificate of registration in accordance with the Medical Act of 1858 and certificate of character must be lodged at the Army Medical Department for examination and registry at least one week before the Candidate appears for examination The certificate of age must accompany this form when filled up and returned On producing the foregoing qualifications the Candidate will be examined by the Examining Board in the following subjects Anatomy and Physiology Surgery Medicine including Therapeutics the diseases of women and children Chemistry and Pharmacy and practical knowledge of drugs The examination in Medicine and Surgery will be in part practical and will include operations on the dead body the application of Surgical apparatus and the examination of Medical and Surgical patients at the bedside The eligibility of each Candidate for the Army Medical Service will be de- termined by the result of the examinations in these subjects only Candidates who desire it will be examined in Comparative Anatomy Zoology and Botany with special reference to Materia Medica and the number of marks gained in these subjects will be added to the total number of marks obtained in the obligatory part of the Examination by Candidates who shall have been found qualified for admission and whose position on the list of successful com- petitors will thus be improved in proportion to their knowledge of these branches of Science
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