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This edition brings up to date information on subjects of interest to officers of the Medical Department of the Army. The sources of the subject matter are the official publications of the War Department and instructional material published by the general and special service schools. Part one deals with purely military subjects, such as the composition of the Army, mobilization planning, supply and evacuation of military units, defense against chemical warfare, map reading, interpretation of aerial photographs and the care and operation of motor vehicles. Part two deals with medical subjects. Of particular interest is the chapter devoted to the history of the evolution of the Medical Department of the United States Army. By the act of Congress in 1818 there was created a Medical Department of the Army, a Surgeon General was appointed and a central organization was set up. This marks the transition from the individual, haphazard and
Military Medical Manual. JAMA. 1941;116(21):2447. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820210093025