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December 22, 1923

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War. Volume V: Military Hospitals in the United States.

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By Lieut. Col. Frank W. Weed, M.C., U. S. Army. Prepared under the direction of Major-Gen. M. W. Ireland, M.D., Surgeon General of the Army. Cloth. Price, $2.25. Pp. 857, with 204 illustrations. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923.

JAMA. 1923;81(25):2137-2138. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650250065033

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Abstract

This volume has been prepared largely by Lieut. Col. Frank W. Weed, although various chapters represent work of specialists in certain branches. The book begins with a history of military hospitals, and describes their growth up to the time of the World War. It then outlines the method of providing hospitals and supplies. The section on construction and improvement of hospitals is especially well illustrated. Eight chapters are devoted to the organization, administration and control of military hospitals, taking up such matters as water supply, sewage disposal, transportation and demobilization. Part four deals with the types of hospitals from the camp base hospital through the various general hospitals, aviation hospital, aeroplane, ambulance and embarkation and debarkation hospitals. The final section includes a description and discussion of each of the institutions established during the World War for which records are available. These include maps of the institutions, photographs when available, and

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