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September 26, 1891

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY SURGEONS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES.CONCERNING THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD.; Read at the First Meeting of National Guard Surgeons, at Chicago, Sept. 18, 1891.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(13):483-488. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410910023001h

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While the title of this paper is sufficiently expressive, as it seems to me, to make its importance obvious to all concerned, still, it is not the intention of the writer now to do more than to speak of the medical officers of the Guard and their immediate aids. The scope of a complete organization for the duties of active service, as in the case of the regular army, is too extended to be considered at large at this time, and in fact it may be best considered by a careful study of the methods employed in the regular army itself. Ishall deem it sufficient at present to dwell upon the necessity of what may be called self evident requirements of the medical service, requirements, the advisability of which are so obviousas to hardly need more than the mention to carry conviction to all minds. Those of you who areat

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