This document is Chapter VI extracted from Volume IX of Special Fields. The following has been taken from the conclusion of the document: "The foregoing pages have presented an account of preventive medicine for enemy prisoners of war captured by U.S. Army forces in each of the main theaters or areas during World War II. The extraordinary events of the war were unprecedented in the experience of those forces. In the handling of prisoners of war and related groups, masses of humanity and swiftness of developments were unanticipated determinants of conditions and problems. In this chapter, the attempt has been made to describe the resultant situations, and to analyze and evaluate them, with special reference to old and novel features of preventive medicine."
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