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October 4, 1919

PARIS LETTER

JAMA. 1919;73(14):1073-1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610400051023

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Abstract

Postbellum Organization of the Medical Department of the French Army  The cessation of hostilities does not relieve the Army Medical Corps of the obligations imposed by the war. July 10, 1919, the number of sick and wounded still amounted to 78,000, three times the number of equipped beds existing in time of peace. The task that remains to be accomplished would be impossible of performance if the special provisions adopted for the duration of the war with reference to the personnel of the Army Medical Corps and its material means of support were now to be suddenly canceled. While the normal enrolment of the Army Medical Corps during peace times consisted of 1,710, the losses of war have reduced this to 1,400, 116 of whom are in Morocco and 215 on special missions or with the Army of the Orient. It is, therefore, indispensable to keep in the ranks of

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