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Health of the British Army during 1931

Nature volume 131, page 509 (08 April 1933) | Download Citation



IN the report on the health of the army for the year 1931 (H.M. Stationery Office. 2s. 6d. net), the Director-General, Lieut.-Gen. Fawcus, states that the health of all ranks both at home and abroad was satisfactory. With an average strength of 181,508, the principal causes of admission to hospital were influenza, malaria, and venereal diseases, with 8,324, 7,191, and 5,865 cases respectively. Tonsilitis accounts for 5,752 cases, a decrease over the previous year. Dysentery has increased somewhat. Venereal diseases have shown an almost steady fall during the last ten years, from 70 per 1,000 strength in 1922 to 33 per 1,000 in 1931.

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