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November 1918

Medical War Manual No. 6.

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Authorized by the Secretary of War and under the Supervision of the Surgeon-General and the Council of National Defense. Laboratory Methods of the United States Army, Compiled by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Laboratories. Office of the Surgeon-General, War Department, Washington, D. C. Illustrated. Philadelphia and New York: Lea and Febiger, 1918. Price, $1.50.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1918;XXII(5):692. doi:10.1001/archinte.1918.00090160141009

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Abstract

The money value of medical service including sanitary work is hard to compute, but many clear headed people who know something about the situation believe that much of the cost of our share in the war will be made up within a short time by the increased efficiency of the medical profession. No country in any period has so well prepared the medical service of its armies, none ever put into execution such far reaching training of its medical officers. Most of these will ultimately return to civilian practice.

This little book expresses the spirit of the Army Medical Corps and furnishes the model for such aids to practical work as every house officer and every laboratory worker needs daily. It can easily be carried in the pocket. From the remarks on the "Responsibilities of the Laboratory" and the "General Rules for the Conduct of the Laboratory" to the last

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