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November 3, 1894

Army (British) Medical Department Report

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(18):695-697. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421230035028

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The British Army Medical Reports have had an interest for medical and sanitary men since the days when E. A. Parkes and his pupil, De Chaumont, edited their appendices which were usually stored with the latest views and experiences on sanitary subjects. The present, the thirty-fourth volume, is constructed on the old and familiar lines,—a statistical report and an appendix. From the former we learn that the strength of the white troops during the year was in round numbers 200,000 men, one-half of whom were at home, the other half abroad. Of the latter 68,000 were in India, nearly 8,000 in Malta, 5,000 in Gibraltar, 3,000 in Egypt, 3,000 also in South Africa, detachments of from 500 to 1,500 in the other colonies and settlements, and a mean strength of about 3,000 at sea in transports. The rate of admission on sick report of the 200,000 men was 10.35 per

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