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Annual Report of the Navy
The leading cause of death in the U. S. Navy during 1934 was motor vehicle accidents, according to the annual report of Surgeon General Rossiter. Fifty of the 299 deaths reported were attributed to these accidents, which also headed the list in 1930, 1931 and 1932. In 1933 the leading cause of death was aeronautic accidents. An increase was noted in the general admission rate: 57,271 admissions from all causes gave a rate of 523.58 per thousand persons in the navy. This rate compared with 477.03 per thousand reported in 1933, the lowest rate ever recorded. The increase in 1935 was due chiefly to increases in acute catarrhal fever, acute bronchitis, measles, German measles and bacillary dysentery. From the standpoint of major injuries there were no disasters in 1934. There were 473 cases of influenza reported with no deaths; the admission rate was 432 as
Government Services. JAMA. 1936;106(13):1104. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770130054022
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