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July 22, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(4):135. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420560031007

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There will be issued from the office of the Surgeon-General of the Army, in the course of a few weeks, a small volume of about 100 16mo. pages, which will require a good deal of concentration of mind to enable medical readers generally to understand it,— we refer to the Hospital Corps Drill Regulations," the manuscript of which is now in the Government printing office. The elaboration of this system of drill has been a work of time; and there are few medical officers of the Army, who have not contributed ideas towards its progress. Previous to the organization of the Hospital Corps in 1887, the men detailed from the line of the Army for hospital duty were drilled and disciplined as soldiers with their companies; but since that organization was effected the officers of the medical department have become responsible for the drill and discipline of their men. Many

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