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This is an article regarding the 1917 Draft and how the first one million inductees measured-up physically:

"The first adequate physical survey in half a century was made possible when the Selective Service system brought before medical examiners some ten million men. Of the 2,510,000 men between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-one 730,000 (29 percent) were rejected on physical grounds."

We found it interesting to learn two facts from this article; the first being that the highest number of acceptable draftees were from the countryside and the second involved the malady of flat feet -which effected one out of every five American men at that time.

Click here to read more statistics about the American military of the First World War.

     


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The Suitability of the First One Million Draftees (Current Opinion, 1919)

The Suitability of the First One Million Draftees (Current Opinion, 1919)

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