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November 11, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(20):744-745. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420720028010

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The annual report of Colonel B. J. D. Irwin, Medical Director, Headquarters Department of the Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1893, has just been published. The posts in the department are Forts Brady, Mackinac and Wayne, Michigan; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Forts Leavenworth and Riley, Kansas; Forts Reno and Sill, Oklahoma Territory, and Fort Supply, Indian Territory. Camp Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, was abandoned during the early part of the year. The mean strength of the Department was 3,344 men; admission rate 13.03 per thousand of strength; non-effective rate 37.4 per thousand; death rate 3.59 and rate of discharge for disability 19.14; average number of days' sickness for each man of the mean strength, 13.7. These rates are all somewhat lower than the corresponding rates of the army as a whole, and considerably lower than the rates of the Department for the previous year. Fort Sill, as

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