Doctor's Draft Act Law and Legal Definition

Doctor's Draft Act is a federal statute providing for the induction of members of the medical profession into military service for assignment to the Medical Corps as commissioned officers. Under the Doctor's draft Act, doctors are given commissions commensurate with their age, ability, and experience. [Nelson v. Peckham, 210 F.2d 574, 577 (4th Cir. Va. 1954)].