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February 29, 1896

THE PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INSIGNIA.

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SURGEON GENERAL INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD. INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):404-406. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610006002a

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Abstract

Since the recent publication of various articles with reference to the above subject have appeared in the leading medical journals of this country, and especially of those from the editorial pens of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, the Journal of the Army and Navy and of the American Medical Association, much interest has been excited and great unanimity of opinion expressed concerning the symbolism and esthetics of our profession. As one phase of the development of this question it may be stated that Col. C. H. Alden, Assistant Surgeon General of the U. S. Army, has been appointed chairman of a committee to adopt insignia to distinguish the medical corps of the Army from officers in other branches of the service, and as the medical officers of the National Guard may adopt the same design he has requested the Surgeon Generals of different States to offer suggestions as to

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