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January 12, 1918

Notes for Army Medical Officers.

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By Lieut.-Col. T. H. Goodwin, R. A. M. C. With an Introductory Note by Surg.-Gen. William C. Gorgas, U. S. Army. Medical War Manual No. 2. Authorized by the Secretary of War and under the Supervision of the Surgeon-General and the Council of National Defense. Leather. Price, $1. Pp. 112, with 34 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1917.

JAMA. 1918;70(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600020057030

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This is a reprint of the lectures delivered by Colonel Good-win of the British Army Medical Corps at the Army Medical School in Washington. It is divided into organization and administration; war surgery; sanitation in war, and general notes for service on the western front. In the section on surgery and sanitation there are many illustrations of devices for use at the front and in camp. Of particular interest are the general notes for service on the western front. These describe the outfit which it is advisable to take, billeting, messing, social customs, censorship regulations, and general hints. The latter we reproduce:

  1. Avoid criticism of the action or orders of a senior officer. It should be borne in mind that the officer issuing an order is probably in possession of information of which the recipient of the order has no knowledge.

  2. An officer should stand in loco parentis with regard

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