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May 21, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(21):1239-1240. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440730045007

Recruiting is in progress to fill up the ranks of the regular army to its war footing of over 60,000 men, and as we write, about one-half of the number of volunteers called out by the President have been mustered into service. Brigadier-generals and major-generals with officers for staff duties have been been appointed and the regiments will soon be aggregated into brigades, divisions and army corps. Military officers are well satisfied with the appointments, for as a rule they have been made from the list of trained soldiers; and army medical officers also have reason to be satisfied, as five appointments to the position of chief surgeon with the rank of lieutenant-colonel have been given to majors of the medical corps. The work immediately before these chief surgeons is the organization for field service of the medical and hospital force of the army corps to which they may be

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