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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment.

Assessing fitness for military enlistment : physical, medical, and mental health standards / Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment ; Paul R. Sackett and Anne S. Mavor, editors.

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ISBN 0-309-10079-8 (full book)—ISBN 0-309-65580-3 (pdfs) 1. United States—Armed Forces—Recruiting, enlistment, etc.—Standards 2. Soldiers—Health and hygiene—United States. 3. Youth—Health and hygiene—United States. 4. United States—Armed Forces—Medical examinations. 5. Manpower—United States. I. Sackett, Paul R. II. Mavor, Anne S. III. Title.

UB333.N382 2006

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2005036191

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2006). Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment: Physical, Medical, and Mental Health Standards. Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment: Physical, Medical, and Mental Health Standards, Paul R. Sackett and Anne S. Mavor, editors. Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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