The United States' effort in World War II was of unprecedented scale in
both human endeavor and cost. United States Army hospitals treated 599,724
patients who were wounded in action, and approximately 67.1% of them had
In addition, 68,207 members of the United States Marines and 37,778 members of
the United States Navy were reported as wounded in
action2. As a result
of the tremendous number of casualties, this war provided a catalyst for
advancements in medical care.