July 28, 1900

Colored Tents for Hospital Corps.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(4):245. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460300047019

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New York, July 20, 1900.

To the Editor:  —I note in The Journal for July 21, under the above caption, a letter from T. R. Perry, M.D., of Alabama, in which he makes a very apt suggestion; but would like to bring the fact to the notice of all concerned, that the National Volunteer Emergency-Service Medical Corps is the only organization in the civilized world making use of a distinct medicomilitary system of immediate identification. We have tents alternately striped green, red and white, the colors of our corps; our flag is also eminently distinct and appropriate; and our uniforms are gray, trimmed with green and red, easily distinguished, and neat and clean; thus our medical officers are instantly recognized. It is hoped to make this system international, some of the foremost powers have given favorable consideration to our plans already. Our office at 304 West 104th Street, will be

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