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Washington, D. C, Sept. 6th, 1893.
Gentlemen:—We are assembled for the purpose of discussing questions relating to military medicine· and surgery; to consider what progress has been made in the treatment of camp diseases and of gunshot wounds as a result of recent discoveries relating to the etiology of infectious diseases and of traumatic infections; to profit by the experience of those· who have had experience in the care of wounded men upon the field of battle and of the sick of armies engaged in actual warfare; to deliberate as to the best methods of transporting the wounded from the firing line and of rendering them the immediate assistance which may be required to save life; to compare the injuries inflicted by firearms now in use with those which came under our observation when a larger bullet with a much less initial velocity was the missile which caused a majority
STERNBERG GM. ADDRESS TO MEMBERS OF THE PAN-AMERICAN MEDICAL CONGRESS.. JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):369-375. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630009001a