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does anyone know when and where in ww1 hepititas was first seen and/0r became a problem maybe 1916 and if possible what medical uits where responsible for the 9th leicesters

 

 

tia

 

paul

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Ron Clifton

The following is from the Wikipedia article on hepatitis:

"Given the poor sanitary conditions of war, infectious jaundice played a large role as a major cause of mortality among troops in the Napoleonic Wars, the American Revolutionary War, and both World Wars."

 

Ron

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paul ward

thanks for that ron have seen it but i need a specfic timline

 

paul

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Ron Clifton

There is a special volume in the British Medical Official History series, Casualties and Medical Statistics, which has the following:

France 1914 (Aug-Nov) 94

1915 1492

1916 181

1917 944

1918 1269

Italy (Nov 17-Dec 18) 599

Salonika (Nov 15-16) 380

1917 320

1918 1416

Gallipoli 8030

 

Figures for other theatres are not given but those for Egypt & Palestine seem to have been negligible. I suspect that figures for Mesopotamia might have been fairly heavy, given the relatively poor sanitation in that theatre.

 

The death rate in France was about 1%.

 

There is another volume of the Medical OH, Diseases of the War. I don't have a copy but it may be worth hunting one down.

 

Ron

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seaJane

I think Maureene has it tagged in the Virtual Library subforum.

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paul ward

many thanks ron, you are a scholar and a gentleman

 

paul

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TEW
On 11 May 2019 at 15:25, paul ward said:

does anyone know when and where in ww1 hepititas was first seen and/0r became a problem maybe 1916 and if possible what medical uits where responsible for the 9th leicesters 

tia

paul

 

9th Leicestershires were 37 Division to June 1916 then 21st Division. 48, 49 & 50 Field Ambulances, 63, 64 & 65 FAs respectivley.

Sick of the 9th Leicestershires fed back through the chain would have had a designated 'sick' CCS or possibly an 'Infectious' CCS.

 

Extracted these search hits from Medical Services OH VOL I; Diseases and Vol ? Pathology.

TEW

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