Medicine: Casualties

OWI last fortnight issued some surprising statistics on the ratio of men killed to men wounded in World Wars I and II, and on the number of neuropsychiatric cases in both wars: >Generally speaking, the ratio of killed in action to battle casualties is twice as high in this war as in the last, but the mortality rate among the wounded is only half as high. . . . More are killed out right." > The ratio of killed to wounded in the Army is one to three; in the Navy, one to one; in the Marines, one to four.

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