Medicine: Red Medicine

Russian casualties so far total 5,000,000 men. Of these, about 3,000,000 have been wounded—presenting the biggest problem in military medicine yet faced by any nation in this war. Some 70%—or well over 2,000,000—of these casualties, the Russians claim, have been patched up and returned either to the active front or to noncombatant army tasks.

These facts come from a comprehensive report on Russian military medicine, released this week by Russian War Relief, Inc., which so far has purchased some $4,000,000 worth of medical supplies for Russia.

The Russians also claim that only 1.5% of...

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