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December 27, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(17):1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890170036014

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VETERANS ON DISABILITY COMPENSATION ROLLS  Nearly half of the 1,728,516 veterans of World War II on disability compensation rolls on June 30 had handicaps rated at 10 per cent, the minimum degree of impairment for which compensations are paid; only 1 in 20 veterans was totally disabled with a 100 per cent rating. Veterans with 20 per cent disabilities accounted for 12.7 per cent of the total; 30 per cent disabilities, 17.8 per cent; 40 per cent disabilities, 6.2 per cent, and 50 per cent disabilities, 9.4 per cent. Only 5.3 per cent of veterans drawing compensation payments had handicaps rated between 60 and 90 per cent.Of the total cases on the rolls, about 1,228,000, or 71 per cent, were for disabilities resulting from general medical and surgical causes; 475,000, or 27.5 per cent, were neuropsychiatric cases, and the remaining 25,226, or 1.5 per cent, were

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