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February 29, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):435-436. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610037006

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At the closing exercises of the seventy-first session of the Army Medical School, Netley, England, the prizes were distributed to the student officers by the Adjutant General to the Forces, General Sir Redvers H. Buller. The officers constituting the staff of the school and of the Royal Victoria Hospital were present, the principal medical officer, Surgeon Major General Giraud acting as Chairman. The Director General of the Army Medical Department, Sir W. McKinnon was prevented by sickness from attending. Nine candidates on probation for the British Medical Service and eighteen for the Indian Medical Service passed the examinations which determined their final positions in order of rank. According to the report of the proceedings in the Lancet of February 8, the address of the Adjutant General did not create a favorable impression on the medical men present. He eulogized the profession of medicine and urged the young officers to be

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