Cause of Death 1941 - 1942

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Cause of Death 1941 - 1942

Post by Mangrove » 16 Aug 2022 09:39

I have reproduced here a list of cause of death in the Finnish Defence Forces in 1941 and 1942. The list was compiled by Päämaja's Lääkintäosasto ("Medical Department") in December 1942. Original at the National Archives of Finland, folder T-20948/10.

Cause of Death at Military Hospitals between 25 June 1941 and 31 August 1942:

Wound: 1206
Disease: 883
Accident: 54
Poisoning: 10
Suicide: 21
Frostbite: 0
Homicide: 3
Unknown cause: 0

Cause of Death at Field Hospitals between 25 June 1941 and 31 August 1942:

Wound: 4572
Disease: 214
Accident: 25
Poisoning: 31
Suicide: 8
Frostbite: 0
Homicide: 1
Unknown cause: 1

Cause of Death elsewhere between 25 June 1941 and 31 August 1942:

Wound: 339
Disease: 116
Accident: 59
Poisoning: 8
Suicide: 31
Frostbite: 2
Homicide: 2
Unknown cause: 2

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Total between 25 June 1941 and 31 August 1942:

Wound: 6117
Disease: 1213
Accident: 138
Poisoning: 49
Suicide: 60
Frostbite: 2
Homicide: 6
Unknown cause: 3
= 7588


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Poisoning case by case between 25 June 1941 and 1 December 1942:

Tinctura Aconiti: 1
Ether: 1
Ethanol: 4
Methanol: 9
Carbon dioxide: 3
Wood gas: 1
Ethylene chloride: 8
Methylated spirits: 10
Coolant: 1
Mushroom poisoning: 1
Unknown poison: 14
= 53

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