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December 31, 1898

COMMENTS ON THE WORK OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(27):1579-1581. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450270031008

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Abstract

We have read with much interest the comments of our contemporaries on the work of the Army Medical Department during the Spanish War, as presented to the profession in the abstract of the Report of the Surgeon-General published in the Journal of December 3. So far as we can learn, the general view of the profession agrees with our own that the document is an able presentation of the facts, and a clear and impartial statement of all the conditions bearing on them, such as might have been expected from a scientific man whose only object was to reach the truth and enable others to do so also. The difficulties which beset the path of the Surgeon-General of the Army are set forth so clearly that one must be an unthinking reader who fails to appreciate the causes which led to unsatisfactory results in particular instances although these causes may

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