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Health Conditions in Germany
It is difficult to form an exact judgment of the health conditions among the population of Germany as a whole, as actual investigations on health conditions have not been made. It is possible, however, to survey health conditions among the insured part of the population up to the time of the last examinations. This survey, to be sure, pertains only to sick persons who are incapacitated. As a rule, the number of persons who are ailing but who continue their work while under the care of a physician is considerably larger than the number of patients who are unable to work.The relation of the incapacitated to those who are still able to carry on varies greatly in various sections. Whereas formerly the relation, on the average, was as 1 to 3 or 4, the number of patients still able to work has declined in some
BERLIN. JAMA. 1933;100(4):271-272. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740040039021