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June 18, 1938

Government Services

JAMA. 1938;110(25):2091. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790250051018

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Annual Report of Surgeon General of Navy  The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery of the U. S. Navy in its report for the calendar year 1936 listed 367 deaths from all causes, a rate of 2.95 per thousand. Motor vehicle accidents occupied first place as a cause of accidental death, as it did in 1930, 1931, 1934 and 1935. Previous to 1930, drowning was the leading cause of accidental death.There were 55,614 admissions for all causes in the calendar year 1936, with a rate of 447.03 per thousand. Fifty-two of the fifty-six deaths and 712, or 88.3 per cent of the admission charged to motor vehicles, were the result of injuries received while the men were on leave or liberty. Of the 806 motor vehicle injuries, 620 were incurred in passenger-carrying auto-mobiles, 112 in motorcycles, fifty-one in trucks and twenty-three in other motor vehicles. There were 1,876 admissions for

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