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November 29, 1952

Battle Casualties: Incidence, Mortality, and Logistic Considerations.

JAMA. 1952;150(13):1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680130089044

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This monograph presents data and concepts on the incidence, mortality, evacuation, and hospitalization of battle casualties and on the need for medical specialists in forward areas. The statistical data used in this study were obtained during World War II and have been analyzed carefully by the authors. An enormous amount of work is reported in this volume. It is perhaps the finest volume of its type and will undoubtedly be the best source of factual information on battle casualties from the official records and reports of the United States Medical Service. It includes Dr. Edward D. Churchill's analysis on the evacuation of wounded. The authors deserve the thanks of all those interested in military medicine.

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