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TABLE F-1 Summary of PDDM Legislative History (by Date)

Date

Legislation or Regulation

Presumptive Disease

Etiology of Disease

Location/Date of Service

Presumptive Period

Additional Information

August 9, 1921

Veterans’ Bureau. Public Law 67-47. 1921. 67th Cong., 1st Sess. Ch. 57, Sec. 18, 42 Stat. 147, 153

Chronic Diseases:

  • Neuropsychiatric disease [later called psychoses]

  • Tuberculosis, pulmonary (active) [March 4, 1923 Act expanded the presumption to include all forms of active tuberculosis]

Disease contracted during active military service

On or after April 6, 1917

Within 2 years after separation from active military or naval service

 

Or Discharged or resigned active service on or before November 11, 1918

Characteristic manifestations of the disease to 10 percent or more

November 12, 1921

Internal Memorandum implementing Veterans’ Bureau Regulation No. 11

Chronic Constitutional Diseases:

  • Anemia (primary)

  • Arteriosclerosis

  • Beriberi

  • Diabetes insipidus

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Endocrinopathies

  • Gout

  • Hemochromatosis

  • Hemoglobinuria (paroxysmal)

  • Hemophilia

  • Hodgkin’s disease

  • Leukemia (all types)

  • Ochronosis

  • Pellagra

  • Polycythemia (erythremia)

  • Purpura

  • Rickets

  • Scurvy

Chronic constitutional disease contracted during active military service

 

Within 1 year after the date of separation from service

November 12, 1921, stated connection to active military service

December 2, 1921

Office Memorandum No. 36

And Constitutional diseases were defined on December 2, 1921



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