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November 13, 1943

The Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918. Volume III. Special Problems and Services

JAMA. 1943;123(11):732. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840460066036

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With this volume Colonel Butler completes the task assigned him in writing the history of medical services of the Australian army in the war of 1914-1918. Section I discusses the technical problems of chemical warfare, moral and mental disorders, venereal disease, the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 and the surgery of repair and rehabilitation. Section II is devoted to the medical services of the naval and the newly created air services. Section III describes dental service, nursing and physical therapy. Section iv continues the story of the invalid soldier, his return home, the medical problems of sea transporation, the reexamination and the technical problem of pensioning. Section V furnishes statistics on the total casualties sustained by all the belligerents. A special feature of this section is a detailed clinical analysis of the figures of mortality and morbidity comprising the life history of the Australian imperial force. The three volumes constitute a

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