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War Surgery and Medicine

Results of Good Health

Results of Good Health

On the positive side it can be said that good health was one of the predominant factors enabling the Eighth Army to achieve its victory at El Alamein, as, on the other hand, the enemy's poorer health weakened his resistance. In 2 NZ Division high standards of hygiene conserved valuable manpower, and the physical efficiency and morale of the Division both interacted to help build up its famous record as a fighting force. High health standards must page 728 have saved many men from becoming invalids or suffering from some disability, with consequent benefit to the men themselves and the War Pensions Fund. The results in the health of 2 NZEF more than amply repaid the efforts of those responsible for the organisation of its health standards and services.