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June 21, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(25):1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480250021009

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The new Surgeon-General of the Army, Brigadier-General William H. Forwood, has had a long and honorable record in the service. Entering the army in 1861 as an assistant-surgeon, he was present at many engagements up to October, 1863, when he was severely wounded. During the remainder of the civil war his duty was chiefly in charge of hospitals and depots, but later he was again in active service on the frontier in Indian campaigns in the 60's. He has held many important positions in the medical department of the army since the civil war, such as president of the army medical school, and of the army medical examining board and other boards, head of the medical service in army departments, etc. Besides his medical writings, which are numerous and include monographic articles on military surgery in systematic treatises and text-books, he is the author of a number of scientific papers,

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