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In the Congressional Record of Tuesday, May 8,1894, we find the following: Senate Proceedings: The Vice-President presented a memorial of members of the Medical Department of the National Guard, remonstrating against the passage of House Bill 6373, relating to the reduction of the Medical Department of the Army, which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. House Proceedings: By the Speaker (by request): Memorial of delegates from the Medical Department of the National Guard of the States to the fourth annual meeting of the United States Military Surgeons, against reducing the Medical Department of the Army, as proposed in House Bill 6373,—to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Our National Guard brethren did well in taking prompt action in a matter of such vital importance to the efficiency of the Army Medical Department, and we trust that their protest will meet with the consideration which it merits. The surgeons of
THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND OF THE ARMY.. JAMA. 1894;XXII(20):757. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420990031006