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Mixed Medical Commission 

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Mixed Medical Commission

MILITARY MEDICINE

A group of medical doctors who regularly visited prisoner-of-war camps during World War 2 for the purpose of deciding who among the sick and wounded were to be repatriated, including obvious (limbless, blind, active tuberculosis) and less obvious cases–e.g., peptic ulcer disease, renal failure: one doctor was appointed by the detaining country (Britain, Germany), the two others were appointed from a neutral country–e.g., Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, etc. 

Synonym Repatriation commission 

Reference http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/ scholarly/tei-WH2PMed-pt2-c5-4.html

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