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September 1945

Doctors at War.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;34(3):261-262. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890190261017

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In World War I 8.1 per cent of the wounded died; in World War II it was only 3.3 per cent. In the former conflict the death rate from disease was 15.6 per thousand; in the latter, only 0.6. This book tells how the reduction was accomplished. The Surgeons General of the Army and Navy describe the work of their departments in general. Surgery is discussed by Brig. Gen. F. W. Rankin; air medicine, by Maj. Gen. D. N. W. Grant, and convalesence and rehabilitation, by Col. H. A. Rusk. Maj. Gen. P. R. Hawley, describes medical preparation for D-Day, and Capt. F. R. Moore recalls his medical activities on Guadalcanal and Tarawa. On the civilian side, Surgeon General Parran describes the Public Health Service in wartime; Dr. C. W. Griffiths writes of the Veterans Administration ; Dr. G. Canby Robinson discusses the American Red Cross; Dr. G. B. Darling,

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