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December 20, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(25):1893-1894. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610510031023

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Nov. 13, 1919.

Loss of Life in the War  M. Louis Marin has just published statistical information covering the loss of life caused directly by the war of 1914-1918, as shown by official reports from all branches of the service.The losses of the French army (officers and privates) up to the time of the armistice, Nov. 11, 1918, according to the figures established up to June 1, 1919, were 1,354,400. Since the armistice, 600 officers and 28,000 privates, under treatment in the hospitals, have died as the result of wounds or disease. The losses in the French land forces, as reported June 1, 1919, have risen to 1,383,000; but the death of only 1,122,400 is definitely known, the balance, 260,600, being unaccounted for. This final report of losses (dead and unaccounted for) represents 16.44 per cent of the mobilized war effective of 8,410,000 men (195,000 French officers, 7,740,000 French

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