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March 6, 1926

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War.

JAMA. 1926;86(10):713. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670360053033

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The Surgeon General's Office has completed the compilation of statistics for the World War period, and published them as part two of volume fifteen of "The Medical Department of the U. S. Army in the World War." The volume is a credit to all who took part in its compilation. There was an editorial board of twenty-eight reserve officers from various parts of the country, and regular army officers, with Col. Charles Lynch as editor in chief until his retirement, and then Lieut. Col. Frank W. Weed. The amount of detail gathered here about millions of men in camp in various parts of the world in time of war, and the careful work necessary to obtain it, are almost incomprehensible. There is an introductory chapter which explains the methods of collecting these statistics. It appears that in January, 1919, the strength of the army in Europe reached its maximum with

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