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Several months ago we published a review of Volume XV, Part 2 of this series; it concerned the anthropologic, medical and casualty statistics of the United States Army during the World War. The present volume is devoted to a complete survey of the work done in the Surgeon General's Office, and succeeding volumes will be devoted to other aspects of the work.
The initial work of the present volume was under the editorial direction of Lieut. Col. Fielding H. Garrison and Lieut. Col. Casey A. Wood. Their service was discontinued in the latter part of 1920, and since that date all editorial work has been handled in the historical division of the Surgeon General's Office. The general editorial direction has been under Col. Charles Lynch, Lieut. Col. F. W. Weed and Dr. Loy McAfee.
According to the preface, the first medical and surgical history of a war was published by
The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War. Volume I: The Surgeon General's Office. Prepared under the Direction of Major Gen. M. W. Ireland, M.D., Surgeon General of the Army.. JAMA. 1923;81(12):1043-1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120075036