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January 14, 1893

Report of the Surgeon-General of the Army to the Secretary of War for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1892.

JAMA. 1893;XX(2):54. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420290028011

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Abstract

This report of 126 pages contains the usual amount of statistical material as well as the necessary financial statements. It is interesting to note that the library of the Surgeon-General's office now contains 166 006 publications of all kinds, of which 13 781 were added during the year. Of 77 candidates for medical officers invited to appear before various examining boards only 13 were found qualified to enter the service: there are now eleven vacancies in the medical department. The medical department of the National Guard has received considerable attention from the Surgeon-General's office with the wise view to secure its effective coöperation in time of war. At the end of the report are eleven excellent photographs illustrative of the field equipment now in vogue in the U. S. Army Medical Department.

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