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June 12, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;122(7):446-451. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240036015

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Abstract

ARMY 

SOLDIERS GET HIGH QUALITY OF MEDICAL TREATMENT  The Office of War Information announced on May 19 that more than 97 per cent of the naval and marine wounded at Pearl Harbor to March 31, 1943 have recovered and that an analysis of available data on the army wounded shows that recoveries are comparable to naval and marine percentages. Never before in history, the Office of War Information states, has the fighting man had available such medical care and equipment as the United States now furnishes its defenders. The care of the wounded under the American system of military medicine begins with the soldier himself, each one having fastened to his belt a first aid packet, a package of sulfadiazine tablets and a sulfonamide powder. If the soldier is conscious after being wounded he begins to take the sulfadiazine tablets at once, dusts the sulfonamide powder in his wound

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