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October 9, 1943

A Handbook for Emergency Commissioned Officers of the Indian Medical Service

JAMA. 1943;123(6):387. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840410069028

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This handbook contains the essential information required to orient completely the emergency commissioned officer of the Indian Medical Service. In addition, the book contains basic reference material which the officer will want to reread until he becomes thoroughly acquainted with it. Any army medical department officer would find this handbook distinctly helpful if he should be destined for service in India or with the Indian army.

It will require four to five hours of careful reading to digest the 136 pages of subject matter. Appendix VII, appendix VIII and appendix ix should be studied carefully first. This procedure will eliminate too frequent reference to the appendix and permit continuous reading. By the use of many abbreviations many facts have been transmitted in comparatively few pages. It is hard to believe that this small handbook can and does include all of the following essentials: organization of the army in India; the

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