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September 22, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(12):1036-1037. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120068023

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Second International Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy  In a recent letter (The Journal, July 7, 1923, p. 55) I reported briefly the proceedings of the second International Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy, but did not take up the subjects that were discussed.

Evacuation of Sick and Wounded  The following conclusions were reached:The first essential in the general organization of evacuations is effective collaboration between the general command and the army medical corps. The former should furnish the latter, in addition to necessary information on the military situation, such general aid as is consistent with the situation. The medical corps, in turn, must endeavor to adjust its activities to the military necessities. Admission of physicians to the staffs and participation of the chiefs of the medical corps of large units in the general command are indispensable for carrying out this adjustment.In order to utilize common resources more

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