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November 22, 1941

Government Services

JAMA. 1941;117(21):1800. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470048018

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Report of Surgeon General of the Navy  According to the annual report of the Surgeon General of the Navy, there were 314 deaths from all causes in 1939, giving a rate of 2.10 per thousand as compared with 2.60 for the preceding year. There were 50 deaths, including 1 suicide, caused by motor vehicle accidents. There were 42 instances of suicide and attempted suicide reported in 1939, resulting in 32 deaths. There were 4 deaths from homicide. Diseases with 127 deaths, injuries with 181 deaths, and poisonings with 6 deaths were responsible for 40.45, 57.64 and 1.91 per cent, respectively, of all deaths. There were 1,201,718 sick days from all causes in 1939, an average of 8.03 sick days per person and 19.67 per admission. There were 22.01 per cent of all personnel constantly on the sick list throughout the year. One thousand five hundred and fifty-two persons were invalided

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