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January 4, 1919


JAMA. 1919;72(1):43-44. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610010049012

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The report of the Surgeon-General of the Army covering the calendar year of 1917 and the fiscal year to June 30, 1918, has just appeared. Naturally it is a much larger volume than any previous report. It is divided into eight sections with some 181 general tables, twenty-one special tables, ten international tables and seventy-three charts. This is a compilation of data which required great effort and adequate organization. In the letter of transmittal, special attention is called to the three training schools for medical officers which aided in rapidly building up an efficient medical department for the great army created by the war. The health of the Army both at home and overseas was excellent, and the death rates probably lower than in any other similar body of troops in the history of warfare. As an evidence of the way in which typhoid fever has been eliminated from the

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